• PEOPLE NAME: MAHRA OF OMAN

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PEID: 11883

ROP: 106046

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Arabian

Language: Mehri - (gdq)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Oman

Also found in: Saudi Arabia; Yemen

Population: 95,000

Global Population: 193,500


PEID: 11883

ROP: 106046

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Mahra of Oman, numbering 95,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Arabian people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 193,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Mehri. The primary religion practiced by the Mahra 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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