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The People of Oman, Language and Religion

Shia Islam, Baluchi, Sunni Islam, Asian languages, Urdu

Arabic is the official language of Oman. English is widely spoken, as are Asian languages such as Hindi, Urdu, and Baluchi. Islam is the official religion, although other religions are tolerated under the country’s Basic Law. Muslims make up 88 percent of the population. Most of the Muslims are Ibadis, a minority sect dating from the 8th century, and the remainder adhere to Sunni Islam or Shia Islam. Hindus account for 6 percent of the population, and Christians are 5 percent.



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