Country: Oman

Number of People Groups

34

People Groups Unreached

26 (76.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,772,000

Population in Unreached

4,498,000 (94.2%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

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 Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 4,100 190,342,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 737,000 8,183,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.30 % 15
 Arab, Bahraini 16,000 857,000 Arabic, Baharna Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Dhofari 114,000 114,000 Arabic, Dhofari Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 2
 Arab, Egyptian 44,000 63,542,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Jordanian 11,000 4,264,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Omani 2,046,000 2,559,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.20 % 41
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 41,000 16,815,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 10,000 19,203,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Yemeni 20,000 7,135,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.06 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Southern 650,000 1,603,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Bathari 300 300 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 13,000 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 24,000 46,464,000 Language unknown Islam 2.76 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 23,000 37,243,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 % -
 Gujarati 49,000 2,339,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
Harasi, Arabized 2,400 2,400 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hindi 98,000 1,449,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.60 % 0.00 % 2
 Hobyot 200 200 Hobyot Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 4,200 80,531,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 17.00 % -
 Kumzari 6,500 7,100 Kumzari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Luwathiya 44,000 44,000 Luwati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahra 83,000 211,000 Mehri Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 Malayali 69,000 1,389,000 Malayalam Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Persian 61,000 40,859,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Punjabi 90,000 2,050,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.30 % 0.14 % 2
Shahari, Jibbali 54,000 94,000 Shehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shihuh, Al-Shihuh 42,000 55,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 15,000 411,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 157,000 1,456,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Swahili, Zanzibari 48,000 61,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 102,000 2,704,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 1,300 60,387,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 92,000 1,821,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  34 4,772,000       26   2.71 % 0.80 % 99 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 58,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 4,830,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   4,772,000 34 26 76.5 % 4,498,000 94.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,406,000 6,001.8 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,609,000 15,478.0 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,247,000 4,384.9 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,543,000 2,379.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,772,000
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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
Arabic, Dhofari Spoken adf 1 1
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 3 3
Arabic, Shihhi Spoken ssh 1 1
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
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kumzari zum 1 1
Luwati luv 1 1
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
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
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 31 34 26   15 16 20 20 12

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.

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Oman Statistics
People Groups 34
Unreached People Groups 26  (76.5%)
Population 4,772,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.9%
Population in Unreached 4,498,000  (94.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 99
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.9%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 78%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MU
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Omani Spoken
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 48,000
Persecution Ranking 46 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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