World Christian Encyclopedia Online

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Authors: Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo

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This in the online version of the 3rd edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, which documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives. It records the continued shift of Christianity to the Global South and contains estimates for religious and nonreligious affiliation in every country of the world, including detail on Christianity to the denominational level. This reference work features comprehensive descriptions of all Christian traditions, including current information on the uniqueness of Christian experiences around the world.

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Saltanaṯ ‘Umān (The Sultanate of Oman) Demographics (United Nations) Population 5,150,000 Area 310,000 sq. km (120,000 sq. mi) Population density 17/sq. km (43/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 4.16% (per 1,000: births 14, deaths 2) Under 15 years 21% Urban dwellers 86% (2.32% p.a.) Largest cities Muscat 1,550,000; Salalah 420,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 64% Arabic, 6% Baluchi, 4% Bengali, 3% Persian, 3% Swahili, plus 14 others Peoples 46% Omani Arab; 15% Southern Baluch; 4% Bengali; 3% Gulf Arab; 3% Dhofari Arab; plus 22 others Socioeconomics Developmen…