Country: Oman

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

27 (77.1%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

5,092,000

Population in Unreached

4,611,000 (90.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

5.0%

% Evangelical

1.00%

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. 4,300 192,802,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 819,000 7,028,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.30 % 16
 Arab, Bahraini 19,000 901,000 Arabic, Baharna Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Dhofari 130,000 130,000 Arabic, Dhofari Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 3
 Arab, Egyptian 78,000 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Jordanian 19,000 4,420,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Omani 2,164,000 3,172,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.20 % 43
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 43,000 17,344,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 20,000 17,155,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Arab, Yemeni 17,000 7,607,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.06 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Southern 599,000 1,581,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
Bathari 300 300 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 13,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 26,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Islam 2.76 % 1
 Filipino, Tagalog 98,000 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 % -
 Gujarati 52,000 2,453,000 Gujarati Hinduism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Harasi, Arabized 2,600 2,600 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hindi 16,000 1,490,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.60 % 0.00 % 1
 Hobyot 200 300 Hobyot Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 4,500 80,920,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 17.00 % -
 Kumzari 5,600 6,300 Kumzari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Luwathiya 44,000 44,000 Luwati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahra 93,000 236,000 Mehri Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 Malayali 232,000 1,578,000 Malayalam Hinduism 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Persian 70,000 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Punjabi 41,000 2,233,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.30 % 0.14 % 1
Shahari, Jibbali 46,000 88,000 Shehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shihuh, Al-Shihuh 19,000 39,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi 28,000 128,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 37,000 448,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 208,000 1,600,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Swahili, Zanzibari 54,000 68,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,729,000 Tamil Hinduism 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Turk 1,400 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 76,000 1,930,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  35 5,092,000         27 5.01 % 1.00 % 102 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 15,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 5,107,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Ad Dakhliyah 514,000
Al Batinah North 838,000
Al Batinah South 463,000
Al Buraymi 126,000
Al Dhahira 239,000
Al Wusta 52,000
Ash Sharqiyah North 304,000
Ash Sharqiyah South 344,000
Dhofar 493,000
Musandam 49,000
Muscat 1,582,000
Provinces:  11 5,004,000
UN Country Population 5,107,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 5,650.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 15,042.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 4,040.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 2,249.1 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
5,092,000



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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 Unspecified
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
0.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.0 %)
5.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
3.7 %
Islam
89.7 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
3.1 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
8.3 %
Other Christian
3.2 %
Protestant
12.2 %
Roman Catholic
62.6 %
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 5,092,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.9%
Population in Unreached 4,611,000  (90.6%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 5.0%
Percent Evangelical 1.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 102
Country Progress Level 2
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 51,000
Persecution Ranking 42 (1=High to 50=Low OD)

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