Kumzari in Oman

Unreached of the Day  10/28/2021

Kumzari in Oman

The Kumzari are located in northern Oman at the northernmost part of the Musandam Peninsula. They live primarily in the seacoast town of Kumzar and also in Khasab and Diba. Kumzari houses are built extremely close together. In fact, the only gap among the crowded houses is a narrow drainage channel for the village. The Kumzari are entirely Muslim, but they have their own type of folk Islam which combines Islam with their pre-Islamic practices. They believe in a she-devil who casts shadows and walks around in rags, carrying a basket. She is believed to cause miscarriages in pregnant women. They also are said to believe in monstrous creatures of various kinds.

Ministry Obstacles

The Kumzari can only be reached by boat or plane.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for Christian radio to become available widely throughout Oman and even in the language of the Kumzari people. Pray the people would learn of these broadcasts and that the Lord would give them understanding as they listen.

Scripture Focus

"...filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God."  Philippians 1:11

Scripture Prayer

Pray for righteous character for those who find the Lord among this people group.

Prayer Focus

It is very unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today among the Kumzari people. Pray the Lord would remember this small people group living in an isolated part of Muslim Oman. They need to hear of Jesus.

People Name Kumzari
Country Oman
10/40 Window Yes
Population 5,700
World Population 6,400
Language Kumzari
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Unspecified
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image