Country: Oman

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

27 (77.1%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

4,941,000

Population in Unreached

4,658,000 (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 6,335,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.30 % 15
 Arab, Bahraini 16,000 866,000 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 7,190,000 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 2,409,000 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 1,557,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.60 % 0.00 % 2
 Hobyot 200 200 Hobyot Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 4,400 80,715,000 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 1,401,000 Malayalam Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Persian 62,000 41,265,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Punjabi 93,000 2,232,000 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
 Sindhi 25,000 123,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 15,000 420,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 162,000 1,548,000 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 2,800,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 1,400 61,304,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 95,000 1,929,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  35 4,941,000         27 2.69 % 0.80 % 101 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 34,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 4,975,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Ad Dakhliyah 501,000
Al Batinah North 817,000
Al Batinah South 451,000
Al Buraymi 123,000
Al Dhahira 233,000
Al Wusta 51,000
Ash Sharqiyah North 297,000
Ash Sharqiyah South 335,000
Dhofar 480,000
Musandam 48,000
Muscat 1,541,000
Provinces:  11 4,877,000
UN Country Population 4,975,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 5,751.9 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 15,347.5 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 4,133.0 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 2,299.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,941,000
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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
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
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: 32 35 27   16 17 21 21 12

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.8 %)
2.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
5.4 %
Islam
90.2 %
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.

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Oman Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 27  (77.1%)
Population 4,941,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.9%
Population in Unreached 4,658,000  (94.3%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 101
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 42 (1=High to 50=Low OD)