Bathari in Oman

The Bathari have only been reported in Oman
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Introduction / History

Bathari is a language of southern Oman.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are less than 20 people who speak the Bathari language. The others from this people group have moved on to speaking Omani Arabic. Parents teach their children Omani Arabic.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bathari people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bathari people need to put their identity in Christ, especially as they are in the process of losing their identity as a distinct people group.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bathari in Oman.

Pray that the Bathari people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


References

https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/race-is-on-to-preserve-an-omani-language-spoken-by-17-people-1.957065


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bathari
People Name in Country Bathari
Population this Country 400
Population all Countries 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Botahara
People ID 10717
ROP3 Code 101122
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 Zufar governorate, coastal towns, from Al Jazeer to Shweymia.   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 Zufar governorate, coastal towns, from Al Jazeer to Shweymia..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Arabic, Omani Spoken
Language Code acx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bathari
Primary Language Arabic, Omani Spoken
Language Code acx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bathari
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Omani Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Omani 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 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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