Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Arabian

Language: Omani Arabic - (acx)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Oman

Also found in: Djibouti; Kuwait; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates

Population: 1,070,000

Global Population: 1,656,500

PEID: 11885

ROP: 100431

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Omani Arabs of Oman, numbering 1,070,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Arabian people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,656,500 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Omani Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Omani Arabs is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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