Oman

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Oman

Sultanate of Oman

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Geography

Area: 309,500 sq km

A mountainous land on the southeast coast of Arabia and the strategic tip of the Musandam Peninsula that dominates the entrance to the Arabian/Persian Gulf.

Population: 2,905,114    Annual Growth: 2.10%

Capital: Muscat

Urbanites: 71.7%

HDI Rank: 56 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 35 (74% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 21 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians80,1812.762.9
Evangelicals23,9860.85.9
Muslim2,577,41788.72 

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

Christians are growing in number. The large majority of converts actually come from expatriate workers and usually from non-Muslim backgrounds, but Omanis are also coming to faith in Christ.

Challenge for Prayer

The unreached. The entire Muslim majority remains a big challenge. Proselytism of Muslims is illegal, and the few Omanis who have come to faith face huge pressure to return to Islam. There are no known churches among the semi-nomadic Mahra or Jibbali of Dhofar, the Baluch of the eastern coasts, the rural population or the Swahili speakers.

     For an additional 3 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Oman.