Country: Oman

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

27 (77.1%)

Total Population

4,126,000

Population in Unreached

3,861,000 (93.6%)

% Professing Christian

2.7%

% Evangelical

0.74 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

91 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 4,000 188,892,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 %
 Arab 39,000 829,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Bahraini 15,000 766,000 Arabic, Baharna Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Dhofari 130,000 130,000 Arabic, Dhofari Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Arab, Egyptian 42,000 60,827,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Gulf 668,000 4,602,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Jordanian 11,000 1,411,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Najdi Bedouin 40,000 15,818,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Omani 1,383,000 2,150,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.20 %
 Arab, Sudanese 9,800 19,065,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Yemeni 20,000 7,413,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.06 % 0.00 %
 Baloch, Southern 629,000 1,658,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bathari 300 300 Bathari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 12,000 51,577,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 2.76 % 0.80 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 22,000 36,093,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 %
 Gujarati 47,000 1,713,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.50 %
Harasi, Arabized 2,400 2,400 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hindi 95,000 1,413,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.60 % 0.00 %
 Hobyot 200 200 Hobyot Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Korean 4,100 80,124,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 17.00 %
 Kumzari 3,400 4,000 Kumzari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Luwathiya, Persians 42,000 42,000 Luwati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahra 94,000 216,000 Mehri Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Malayali 67,000 1,246,000 Malayalam Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 %
 Persian 111,000 40,091,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Punjabi 87,000 1,549,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.30 % 0.14 %
Shahari, Jibbali 50,000 50,000 Shehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shihuh, Al-Shihuh 41,000 63,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sinhalese 14,000 11,081,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.00 % 1.20 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 152,000 1,448,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari, Unguja 99,000 112,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 99,000 7,265,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 %
 Turk 1,300 59,171,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Urdu 89,000 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  35 4,126,000       27   2.69 % 0.74 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 528,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 4,654,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
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 NT
Arabic, Gulf Spoken afb 1 1
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 2 2
Arabic, Shihhi Spoken ssh 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 NT
Bathari bhm 1 1
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete
English eng 2 0 Complete
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Hobyot hoh 1 1
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Kumzari zum 1 1
Luwati luv 1 1
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete
Mehri gdq 1 1 Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete
Shehri shv 1 1
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 1
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete
Totals: 33 35 27   10 16 20 21 22

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
2.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
6.2 %
Islam
89.4 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
5.7 %
Independent
11.5 %
Orthodox
11.9 %
Other Christian
4.4 %
Protestant
14.7 %
Roman Catholic
51.4 %
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
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Oman Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 27  (77.1%)
Population 4,126,000
Population in Unreached 3,861,000  (93.6%)
Urbanization 77%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MU
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Omani Spoken
Literacy Rate 91%
Estimated Illiterate Population 371,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 49 (1=High to 50=Low OD)


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