• PEOPLE NAME: MALAYS OF AUSTRALIA

Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malay

Language: Standard Malay - (zsm)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Australia

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

Population: 21,500

Global Population: 14,601,650


PEID: 7977

ROP: 106144

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Malays of Australia, numbering 21,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malay people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 14,601,650 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Standard 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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