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Shihuh, Al-Shihuh in Oman

Shihuh, Al-Shihuh

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
43,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Shihuh, Al-Shihuh in Oman

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The Shihuh are fishermen and herdsmen and are probably descended from the original inhabitants of northern Oman, pushed into the mountains by successive Muslim and Portuguese invasions. The land in which they live is rocky and arid, with very little vegetation. Their stone houses are called bayt al qufl, which means "cave house", since they are partly underground. Until about the early 1970s, the tribe was isolated from the outside world. They did not trust outsiders, and it was common for visitors at that time to have stones thrown at them by tribesmen. Nowadays, the Shihu are no longer hostile to outsiders, but neither are they particularly friendly.

Ministry Obstacles
Much of the region is not hospitable to Christian outreach.

Outreach Ideas
Much sustained prayer is needed to prepare hearts, and to create desire to search for the peace found in Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known Christian believers among this people at this time. Pray for hearts to begin to hunger for the forgiveness of sin found only in trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for sufficient rainfall to provide for livestock, and to grow grain needed for food.

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Country: Oman
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:42 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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People Name in Country: Shihuh, Al-Shihuh
People Name General: Shihuh, Al-Shihuh
Alternate People Names:
Al-ShihuhArabic, Shihhi Spoken
Shihhi Spoken
ROP3 Code: 108942
Joshua Project People ID: 14908
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 43,000
Population all Countries: 63,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Arabian
People Name General: Shihuh, Al-Shihuh
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Shihhi Spoken (43,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ssh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
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Shihuh, Al-Shihuh in Oman

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