• PEOPLE NAME: YACAN OF MALAYSIA

Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Filipino, Muslim

Language: Yakan - (yka)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Philippines

Population: 16,500

Global Population: 196,500


PEID: 9374

ROP: 110934

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Yacan of Malaysia, numbering 16,500, are Unengaged and 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 Yacan 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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