Oman

Sultanate of Oman

Asia

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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
Christians 80,181 2.76 2.9
Evangelicals 23,986 0.8 5.9
Muslim 2,577,417 88.72

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.

(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)