Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Arabian

Language: Baharna Arabic - (abv)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Bahrain

Also found in: Oman

Population: 734,000

Global Population: 753,000

PEID: 11297

ROP: 100772

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Bahraini Shia Arabs of Bahrain, numbering 734,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Arabian people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 753,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Baharna Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Bahraini Shia Arabs is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.

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