Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Filipino, Muslim

Language: Yakan - (yka)

Alternate Name(s): Yacan

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Philippines

Also found in: Malaysia

Population: 180,000

Global Population: 196,500

PEID: 7812

ROP: 110934

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Yakan of Philippines, numbering 180,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Filipino, Muslim people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 196,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Yakan. The primary religion practiced by the Yakan is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.

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