Shihuh in United Arab Emirates


Population
19,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Shihuh are fishermen and herdsmen and are probably descended from the original inhabitants of northern Oman, pushed into the mountains by successive Muslim and Portuguese invasions. The land in which they live is rocky and arid, with very little vegetation. Their stone houses are called bayt al qufl, which means "cave house", since they are partly underground. Until about the early 1970s, the tribe was isolated from the outside world. They did not trust outsiders, and it was common for visitors at that time to have stones thrown at them by tribesmen. Nowadays, the Shihu are no longer hostile to outsiders, but neither are they particularly friendly.


Ministry Obstacles

Much of the region is not hospitable to Christian outreach.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained prayer is needed to prepare hearts, and to create desire to search for the peace found in Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known Christian believers among this people at this time. Pray for hearts to begin to hunger for the forgiveness of sin found only in trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for sufficient rainfall to provide for livestock, and to grow grain needed for food.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shihuh, Al-Shihuh
People Name in Country Shihuh
Population in United Arab Emirates 19,000
World Population 50,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Alternate Names Al-Shihuh, Arabic, Shihhi Spoken, Shihhi Spoken
People ID 14908
Country United Arab Emirates
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Musandam Peninsula.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Country United Arab Emirates
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Musandam Peninsula.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com

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Enthologue Language Map


Primary Language: Arabic, Shihhi Spoken (19,000 speakers)
Language Code: ssh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Shihhi Spoken (19,000 speakers)
Language Code: ssh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Arabic, Shihhi Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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