• PEOPLE NAME: MELANAU OF MALAYSIA

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PEID: 18518

ROP: 106531

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Borneo-Kalimantan

Language: Central Melanau - (mel)

Alternate Name(s): Belanau

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Malaysia

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Population: 151,000

Global Population: 151,000


PEID: 18518

ROP: 106531

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Melanau of Malaysia, numbering 151,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Borneo-Kalimantan people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Malaysia. Their primary language is Central Melanau. The primary religion practiced by the Melanau 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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