• PEOPLE NAME: MALAYS OF SRI LANKA

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PEID: 6435

ROP: 106144

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malay

Language: Sri Lankan Creole Malay - (sci)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Sri Lanka

Also found in: Australia; Canada; Comoros; Malaysia; Mayotte; Myanmar; Singapore; United Kingdom; United States

Population: 70,000

Global Population: 14,589,400


PEID: 6435

ROP: 106144

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Malays of Sri Lanka, numbering 70,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Malay people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 14,589,400 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Sri Lankan Creole Malay. The primary religion practiced by the Malays is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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