Bahraini Arabs in Oman


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bahraini Arabs believe their ancestry goes back to Ishmael, the son of Abraham, and his wife's maid, Hagar. They are the largest people group in Bahrain, which includes over 30 desert islands in the heart of the Persian Gulf. Some of them have migrated to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), another small nation on the Arabian Peninsula where the local people are solidly Muslim.


Ministry Obstacles

Bahraini Arabs have seen the excesses of Western “Christian” culture, and they want to distance themselves from it.


Outreach Ideas

Television and radio programs in their dialect of Arabic could serve to reach them about Christ. By being kind and sensitive we can slowly improve the Bahrainis’ view of Jesus’ followers.


Prayer Focus

With only a tiny percent of them being followers of Christ, we must pray for them to stay strong and to live their lives for Jesus. Pray for the Bahrainis to have open hearts to the teachings of Christ and easy access to the JESUS Film.
Pray for them to live fulfilling lives and to have all physical and spiritual needs met.
Pray that the UAE will be an incubator for a Bahraini movement to Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Bahraini in Oman.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Bahraini
People Name in Country Arab, Bahraini
Natural Name Bahraini Arabs
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 901,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Arabic, Baharna Spoken; Bahraini Arab
People ID 10572
ROP3 Code 100772
Country Oman
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Az Zahirah and Al Batinah governorates.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Oman
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Az Zahirah and Al Batinah governorates..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Arabic, Baharna Spoken (19,000 speakers)
Language Code abv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Baharna Spoken (19,000 speakers)
Language Code abv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Baharna Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Baharna Spoken

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.00 %
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 Mahmood Al-Yousif  Creative Commons 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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