• PEOPLE NAME: SWAHILI-SPEAKING ARABS OF OMAN

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Swahili

Language: Swahili (individual language) - (swh)

Alternate Name(s): Bajun

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Oman

Also found in:

Population: 22,000

Global Population: 22,000


PEID: 49491

ROP: 100807

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Swahili-speaking Arabs of Oman, numbering 22,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Oman. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Swahili-speaking Arabs is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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