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: Oman

Also found in: Bahrain

Population: 19,000

Global Population: 753,000

PEID: 11871

ROP: 100772

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Bahraini Shia Arabs of Oman, numbering 19,000, are Unengaged and 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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