The Arab people are the main indigenous people group in the AP. They are the Arab Bedouins of the desert where Mohammad came from and where he founded Islam. In addition, there are minority, indigenous people groups as well. Here are a few of them:
◦Zanzibari Omanis: Swahili-speaking Omanis who have roots in Zanzibar, Tanzania since Oman ruled East Africa during the 19th century.
◦Baluch Arabs: The Baluch people come from Pakistan and surrounding areas.Some have mixed in with the local Arabs of the AP and have been there for generations.
◦Mahri people: They live in Yemen and Oman, straddling areas near the border of the two countries. They speak their own language which is distinct from Arabic.
◦Jebeli people: They are mountain peoples from the mountains of Salalah, Oman. They too have their own distinct language and culture.
◦Shuhooh Arabs: The Shuhooh are mountain peoples found in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and the Musandam Peninsula, Oman
More information on the unreached of the Arabian Peninsula can be found in the link at the end and in this video:
O Lord of the nations, we thank you for your promise that all nations will be gathered to worship you as one church. Thank you for the hope we have laid up for us in heaven as brothers and sisters in one family! We pray that the word of truth, the gospel, would go to all the people groups of the AP. May it transform lives among the Zanzibari Omanis, the Baluch, the Mahri, the Jebeli, and the Shuhooh. We also ask for Epaphrases to come out of these groups to reach their own people, to be faithful ministers of Christ. Raise up pastors and Christian workers among each of these people groups! May your church in the AP bear much fruit and grow as it is in the whole world. Amen