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Arab, Omani in United Kingdom

Arab, Omani

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,200 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.50 % No No   

Arab, Omani in United Kingdom

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Introduction / History
The Omani Arabs are believed to have lived in the Persian Gulf region for thousands of years. Most Omani Arabs live in Oman but many live in Yemen, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Until 1964 the island of Zanzibar was under the leadership of an Omani family. After a revolution many Omani returned to Oman.

Great Britain has had much influence in Oman ever since the 18th century. They gained this influence by having close relations with Oman's ruling elite. Today there are a small number of Omanis in the UK.

Where are they located?
The Omani Arabs in the UK live in and around London.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Omanis in the UK are believed to be laborers or businessmen.

What are their beliefs?
Between 50 to75 percent of Omanis are Ibdadi Muslims. This sect dates back to time before the split between the Sunnis and Shi 'ites. They believe in sharia law but have the reputation for being more tolerant of Christians and Jews if they are not converts from Islam. They elect their leaders which is contrary to the hereditary practices of Sunnis and Shi 'ites.

What are their needs?
More information is needed on the Omani Arabs who live in the UK. We need to have information on their numbers, locations, and modes of living in the UK.
There is probably a small group of Omanis who have come to Christ. These believers need to be nurtured and encouraged to reach their people living in the UK and elsewhere.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will provide contacts, strategies, and wisdom for any mission agencies that are currently focusing on the Omani Arabs of Oman.
Ask the Lord to strengthen, encourage, and protect the Omani Arab believers in the UK.
Pray that God will give these believers opportunities to share the love of Christ with their own people.
Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin to break up the soil through worship and intercession.
Pray that strong local churches will be planted among the Omani Arabs in the UK that will spread back to Oman itself.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


—By David Kugel

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-04-07
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Country: United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Arab, Omani
People Name General: Arab, Omani
Alternate People Names:
Arabic, Omani SpokenOmani Arab
ROP3 Code: 100431
Joshua Project People ID: 10378
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,200
Population all Countries: 2,823,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Arabian
People Name General: Arab, Omani
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Omani Spoken (2,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): acx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam97.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bible Online
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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Arab, Omani in United Kingdom

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      Arab, Omani United Kingdom    
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