• PEOPLE NAME: COCOS MALAYS OF CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malay

Language: Cocos Islands Malay - (coa)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Christmas Island

Also found in: Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Population: 225

Global Population: 775


PEID: 7858

ROP: 102252

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Cocos Malays of Christmas Island, numbering 225, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Malay people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 775 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Cocos Islands Malay. The primary religion practiced by the Cocos 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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