• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MALAY


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 47

Population: 20,189,825

Unreached people groups: 21

UPG population: 18,529,000

Unengaged UPGs: 6

UUPG population: 130,800

Number of countries: 16


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: The Malay people cluster encompasses a variety of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay Peninsula including the southernmost parts of Thailand, south coast of Myanmar, the island of Singapore, and coastal areas of Indonesia. The two largest people groups within this cluster are Malays and Indonesians but a number of smaller related ethnic groups are included. Sunni Islam is the most widely practiced religion among these peoples.

Peoples within this cluster: Arguni; Austronesian Mor; Behoa; Busami; Cocos Islands Malay; Erokwanas; Indonesian; Irahutu; Iresim; Kawe; Legenyem; Malay; Malay, Bacanese; Malay, Menadonese; Malay, Pontianak; Meoswar; Moken; Moklen; Munggui; Nabi; Onin; Orang Negeri, Minang; Ormu; Pattani Malay; Rejang Kayan; Ron; Serua; Warembori; Yaur

Countries where they are found: Australia; Canada; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Comoros; Indonesia; Malaysia; Mayotte; Myanmar; Netherlands; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States


People groups: 47

Population: 20,189,825

Unreached people groups: 21

UPG population: 18,529,000

Unengaged UPGs: 6

UUPG population: 130,800

Number of countries: 16