Country: Oman

Number of People Groups

34

People Groups Unreached

26 (76.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,915,000

Population in Unreached

4,633,000 (94.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.7%

% Evangelical

0.80%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.9%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 4,200 191,659,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 759,000 6,385,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.30 % 15
 Arab, Bahraini 16,000 896,000 Arabic, Baharna Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Dhofari 118,000 118,000 Arabic, Dhofari Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 2
 Arab, Egyptian 45,000 64,573,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Jordanian 11,000 4,381,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Omani 2,108,000 2,820,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.20 % 42
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 42,000 5,580,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 10,000 19,773,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Yemeni 21,000 7,164,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.06 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Southern 669,000 1,638,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Bathari 300 300 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 13,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 25,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Islam 2.76 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 24,000 37,887,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 % -
 Gujarati 50,000 2,347,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
Harasi, Arabized 2,500 2,500 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hindi 101,000 1,468,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.60 % 0.00 % 2
 Hobyot 200 200 Hobyot Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 4,400 80,716,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 17.00 % -
 Kumzari 6,700 7,400 Kumzari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Luwathiya 45,000 45,000 Luwati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahra 86,000 198,000 Mehri Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 Malayali 72,000 1,411,000 Malayalam Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Persian 62,000 41,266,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Punjabi 93,000 2,080,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.30 % 0.14 % 2
Shahari, Jibbali 55,000 96,000 Shehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shihuh, Al-Shihuh 43,000 63,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 15,000 420,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 162,000 1,474,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Swahili, Zanzibari 49,000 62,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 105,000 2,707,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 1,400 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 95,000 1,860,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  34 4,915,000         26 2.71 % 0.80 % 100 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 4,975,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   4,915,000 34 26 76.5 % 4,633,000 94.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 5,883.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 15,339.3 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 4,087.9 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 2,365.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,915,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Baharna Spoken abv 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Dhofari Spoken adf 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 3 3 Translation Needed
Arabic, Shihhi Spoken ssh 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hobyot hoh 1 1 Unspecified
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kumzari zum 1 1 Unspecified
Luwati luv 1 1 Translation Needed
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Shehri shv 1 1 Unspecified
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 31 34 26   15 16 20 20 12

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.8 %)
2.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
5.5 %
Islam
90.1 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
5.7 %
Independent
11.0 %
Orthodox
12.6 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
14.7 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Oman
  • Christian ministry in Oman
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Oman Statistics
People Groups 34
Unreached People Groups 26  (76.5%)
Population 4,915,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.9%
Population in Unreached 4,633,000  (94.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 100
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.9%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 85%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MU
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Omani Spoken
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 49,000
Persecution Ranking 44 (1=High to 50=Low OD)

* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.