• PEOPLE NAME: KUMZARI OF OMAN

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PEID: 11881

ROP: 105404

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Luri-Bakhtiari

Language: Kumzari - (zum)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Oman

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Population: 5,700

Global Population: 5,700


PEID: 11881

ROP: 105404

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: No Evangelicals, Churches or Resources


Overview: The Kumzari of Oman, numbering 5,700, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Luri-Bakhtiari people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Oman. Their primary language is Kumzari. The primary religion practiced by the Kumzari is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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