Shihuh in United Arab Emirates


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Introduction / History

The Shihuh are probably descended from the original inhabitants of northern Oman, pushed into the mountains by successive Muslim and Portuguese invasions.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Shihuh are fishermen and herdsmen. The land in which they live is rocky and arid with very little vegetation. Their stone houses are called bayt al qufl, which means "cave house," since they are partly underground. Until about the early 1970s, the tribe was isolated from the outside world. They did not trust outsiders, and it was common for visitors at that time to have stones thrown at them by tribesmen. Nowadays, the Shihu are no longer hostile to outsiders, but neither are they particularly friendly.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These people are Sunni Muslims who also depend on the spirit world for their daily lives. Islam is an important part of their identity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Shihuh people need the infusion of the Holy Spirit in their families and communities. That is the way they can enjoy the abundant life Christ offers all who call on his name.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to speak to Shihuh elders through dreams and visions of the risen savior.
Pray for sufficient rainfall to provide for livestock and crops as a testimony of God's power and goodness.
Pray for hearts to begin to hunger for the forgiveness of sin found only in trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out Holy Spirit-directed workers to disciple the Shihuh people in the ways of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Shihuh in United Arab Emirates.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shihuh


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shihuh, Al-Shihuh
People Name in Country Shihuh
Pronunciation shee-HAH
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 36,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Al-Shihuh; Arabic, Shihhi Spoken; Shihhi Spoken
People ID 14908
ROP3 Code 108942
Country United Arab Emirates
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ra’s al Khaymah Emirate, Musandam peninsula, Persian Gulf coast.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Country United Arab Emirates
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ra’s al Khaymah Emirate, Musandam peninsula, Persian Gulf coast..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com

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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 %
Primary Language Arabic, Shihhi Spoken (19,000 speakers)
Language Code ssh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Shihhi Spoken (19,000 speakers)
Language Code ssh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Shihhi Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Shihhi Spoken

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Photo Source Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more