• PEOPLE NAME: JAVANESE OF MALAYSIA

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PEID: 20242

ROP: 112316

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Jawa

Language: Sabah Malay - (msi)

Alternate Name(s): Orang Jawa

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Australia; Christmas Island; Indonesia; Singapore; United States

Population: 13,000

Global Population: 15,064,175


PEID: 20242

ROP: 112316

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Javanese of Malaysia, numbering 13,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Jawa people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 15,064,175 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Sabah Malay. The primary religion practiced by the Javanese is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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