Country: Malaysia

Number of People Groups

182

People Groups Unreached

77 (42.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

32,679,000

Population in Unreached

16,399,000 (50.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

9.7%

% Evangelical

3.52%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.9%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abai Sungai 1,500 1,500 Abai Sungai Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Acehnese 86,000 4,093,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Americans, U.S. 9,000 193,021,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab 15,000 704,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Bajau Bukit, Papar 2,000 2,000 Malay Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Bajau, West Coast 247,000 259,000 Bajau, West Coast Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Balau 11,000 11,000 Iban Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
 Balinese 6,000 4,188,000 Bali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjarese, Banjar Malay 27,000 4,424,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bateq 1,300 1,300 Batek Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Batu Punan 1,200 1,200 Malay Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bawean 57,000 191,000 Madura Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beketan, Manketa 400 1,100 Bukitan Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
Belait, Lakiput 500 1,800 Belait Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Berawan, Central 1,700 1,700 Berawan, Central Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Berawan, East 1,300 1,300 Berawan, East Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.80 % -
Berawan, West 1,100 1,100 Berawan, West Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bintulu 12,000 12,000 Bintulu Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bisaya, Sabah 74,000 88,000 Bisaya, Sabah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bonggi 5,300 5,300 Bonggi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.50 % -
 British 16,000 54,072,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brunei Malay, Kedayan 371,000 563,000 Brunei Islam 6.00 % 0.30 % -
 Buginese 147,000 5,883,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bukar Sadong, Bidayuh 72,000 83,000 Bidayuh Serian Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
 Burmese 30,000 32,279,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.17 % 1
 Cham, Western 13,000 326,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Che Wong, Siwang 500 500 Cheq Wong Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.49 % 1
Daro-Matu 21,000 21,000 Melanau, Daro-Matu Islam 8.00 % 5.92 % -
 Dayak, Kendayan 16,000 401,000 Kendayan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.40 % -
Dayak, Sarawak 29,000 29,000 Bidayuh, Bau Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 4.84 % -
 Deaf 164,000 48,207,000 Malaysian Sign Language Islam 9.43 % -
 Duano, Orang Kuala 5,000 25,000 Duano Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dumpas 4,200 4,200 Dumpas Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Dusun, Bundu 72,000 72,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 84.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dusun, Central 208,000 208,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Kadazan 77,000 107,000 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 6.00 % -
 Dusun, Keningau 2,100 2,100 Gana Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 3.00 % -
 Dusun, Kuala Monsok 300 300 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 84.00 % 4.00 % -
 Dusun, Kwijau 12,000 23,000 Kuijau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % -
 Dusun, Minokok 1,500 1,500 Minokok Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Rungus 71,000 71,000 Rungus Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dusun, Segama 800 800 Kinabatangan, Upper Christianity 84.00 % 4.00 % -
 Dusun, Sugut 18,000 18,000 Sugut Dusun Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 6.00 % -
 Dusun, Sungai 52,000 52,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 48.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Tambunan 23,000 23,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 % -
 Dusun, Tempasuk 16,000 16,000 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Tuaran 21,000 21,000 Lotud Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 5.00 % -
 Eurasian 60,000 1,745,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 484,000 38,663,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 % -
 Garo, Kimaragang 2,700 2,700 Kota Marudu Talantang Christianity 70.00 % 21.43 % -
 Gujarati 30,000 3,367,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,480,000 79,961,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 8.05 % -
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 416,000 6,682,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 1,833,000 44,593,000 Chinese, Hakka Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 9.20 % -
 Han Chinese, Hokkien 2,017,000 58,262,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 9.20 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,046,000 885,311,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 5.75 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 407,000 3,536,000 Chinese, Min Bei Ethnic Religions 8.40 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 272,000 10,731,000 Chinese, Min Dong Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Putian 30,000 3,161,000 Chinese, Pu-Xian Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Teochew 1,064,000 1,849,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.75 % -
 Han Chinese, Xiang 67,000 39,766,000 Chinese, Xiang Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Hindi 60,000 2,675,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hui 15,000 14,178,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ida'an, Eraans 16,000 16,000 Ida'an Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 5.00 % -
 Indonesian 844,000 10,047,000 Indonesian Islam 15.00 % 5.60 % -
 Iranun, Sabah 32,000 32,000 Iranun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jah Hut, Cheres 4,600 4,600 Jah Hut Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Jakun, Djakun 32,000 32,000 Jakun Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jama Mapun, Sama Mapun 17,000 68,000 Mapun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Japanese 15,000 122,453,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Javanese, Orang Jawa 679,000 18,403,000 Javanese Islam 17.00 % 7.00 % -
 Jehai 1,600 1,800 Jehai Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 20.00 % -
 Kadazan, Central 34,000 34,000 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 36.00 % 10.00 % -
 Kadazan, Eastern 30,000 30,000 Kadazan, Labuk-Kinabatangan Christianity 72.00 % 25.40 % -
 Kadazan, Klias River 2,100 2,100 Kadazan, Klias River Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kanarese 60,000 84,000 Kannada Hinduism 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanowit 500 500 Melanau, Kanowit-Tanjong Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kayaman 1,100 1,100 Kajaman Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Kayan, Baram 11,000 11,000 Kayan, Baram Christianity 96.00 % 55.00 % -
 Kelabit 5,800 6,600 Kelabit Christianity 72.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kensiu 300 600 Kensiu Ethnic Religions 1.30 % 0.00 % 1
 Kenyah, Kelinyau 16,000 18,000 Kenyah, Mainstream Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kenyah, Sibop 4,800 4,800 Sebop Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Kenyah, Tutoh 1,600 1,600 Long Wat Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kenyah, Upper Baram 26,000 27,000 Kenyah, Mainstream Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 % -
Kenyah, Wahau 1,200 11,000 Kenyah, Wahau Christianity 72.00 % 4.00 % -
 Kenyah, Western 3,400 5,200 Uma' Lasan Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kimaragan, Tandek 25,000 25,000 Kimaragang Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Kinabatangan, Upper 15,000 15,000 Kinabatangan, Upper Christianity 50.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kintaq 100 200 Kintaq Ethnic Religions 1.20 % 1.00 % 1
 Kota Marudu Tinagas 3,000 3,000 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kristang 15,000 40,000 Malaccan Portuguese Creole Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
 Lahanan 800 800 Lahanan Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
 Lakiput 3,100 3,100 Kiput Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
Lamaholot 48,000 257,000 Lamaholot Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Lanas Lobu 5,300 5,300 Lobu, Lanas Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Land Dayak, Biatah 94,000 105,000 Bidayuh, Biatah Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 % -
 Land Dayak, Lara 17,000 32,000 Bakati', Rara Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 4.30 % -
 Lanoh 400 400 Lanoh Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lundayeh, Lun Bawang 28,000 57,000 Lundayeh Christianity 80.00 % 16.00 % -
 Mah Meri, Besisi 4,100 4,100 Mah Meri Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Malay 13,192,000 17,509,000 Malay Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 264
 Malay, Cocos Islands 5,900 8,200 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malayali, Malayalam 353,000 1,597,000 Malay Islam 23.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mamak, Talang 127,000 154,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mandailing 31,000 1,290,000 Batak Mandailing Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Melanau 141,000 142,000 Melanau, Central Islam 5.00 % 2.50 % -
 Mendriq 200 200 Minriq Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Millikin 4,900 4,900 Remun Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 2.00 % -
 Minangkabau, Orang Negeri 955,000 955,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Mintil 200 200 Mintil Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Molbog 2,600 27,000 Molbog Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Murik Kayan 3,100 3,100 Murik Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Murut, Kalabakan 3,300 3,300 Murut, Kalabakan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Murut, Keningau 9,700 9,700 Murut, Keningau Christianity 66.00 % 6.00 % -
 Murut, Okolod 2,300 6,800 Okolod Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 5.00 % -
 Murut, Paluan 4,800 4,800 Murut, Paluan Islam 10.00 % 0.60 % -
 Murut, Pandewan 1,800 1,800 Murut, Paluan Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.60 % -
 Murut, Selungai 900 1,800 Murut, Selungai Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 % -
 Murut, Sembakung 2,900 7,100 Murut, Sembakung Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 9.00 % -
 Murut, Serudung 1,100 1,100 Murut, Serudung Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Murut, Tagal 53,000 55,000 Murut, Tahol Christianity 84.00 % 12.00 % -
 Murut, Timogun 10,000 10,000 Murut, Timugon Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 % -
Narom 4,400 4,400 Narom Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Nepali, general 238,000 789,000 Nepali Hinduism 2.00 % 1.80 % 5
 Orang Kanaq 200 200 Malay Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Orang Seletar 1,900 3,100 Orang Seletar Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 3.00 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 6,100 29,661,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Penan 11,000 11,000 Penan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
Penan-Nibong 4,200 4,200 Penan, Western Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 42,000 42,335,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Punan Bah-Biau 1,200 1,200 Punan Bah-Biau Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 2.00 % -
 Punjabi 69,000 2,095,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rejang Kayan, Lisum 8,300 8,300 Kayan, Rejang Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Rohingya 91,000 1,951,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sa'ban 1,600 2,700 Sa'ban Christianity 70.00 % 15.02 % -
Sabum 1,200 1,200 Malay, Ambonese Ethnic Religions 0.60 % 0.56 % 1
 Sama Bangingi, Northern Sama 5,400 105,000 Sama, Balangingih Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sama, Southern 19,000 272,000 Sama, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sama-Bajau 20,000 152,000 Sama, Central Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Sea Dayak, Iban 727,000 768,000 Iban Ethnic Religions 46.00 % 14.00 % -
 Sebuyau 9,500 9,500 Sebuyau Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Sekapan 2,100 2,100 Sekapan Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 % -
 Semai, Central Sakai 59,000 59,000 Semai Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.33 % -
 Semelai 7,500 7,500 Semelai Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.10 % 1
Semnam 1,000 1,000 Semnam Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Semoq Beri 2,400 2,400 Semaq Beri Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
Sian Unknown Unknown Sihan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
Siduan 1,200 1,200 Melanau, Sibu Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Sinabu 1,000 1,000 Kinabatangan, Upper Christianity 42.00 % 6.00 % -
 Sindhi 30,000 173,000 Sindhi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 4,400 436,000 Sinhala Buddhism 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Sino-Native 30,000 30,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Sonsogon 4,900 4,900 Kimaragang Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 83,000 1,901,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 120,000 1,145,000 Telugu Hinduism 4.00 % 1.50 % 2
 Straits Chinese, Baba Creole 259,000 279,000 Malay, Baba Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tambanua, Paitan 15,000 15,000 Tombonuo Islam 20.00 % 5.90 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 1,904,000 2,764,000 Tamil Hinduism 6.00 % 3.45 % -
 Tamil, Jaffna 33,000 33,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tampias Lobu 4,200 4,200 Lobu, Tampias Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 2.00 % -
 Tatana 23,000 23,000 Tatana Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 0.50 % -
 Tausug, Sulu 221,000 1,563,000 Tausug Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 4
 Temiar 30,000 30,000 Temiar Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.60 % -
 Temoq 800 800 Malay Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Temuan, Benua 30,000 30,000 Temuan Ethnic Religions 5.80 % 5.20 % -
 Thai 30,000 23,586,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Thai, Southern 4,200 5,215,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai, Tak Bai 4,200 26,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tidung, Northern 21,000 21,000 Tidung, Northern Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.00 % -
 Tidung, Southern 3,200 55,000 Tidung, Southern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.64 % -
 Tobilung 11,000 11,000 Tobilung Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 % -
Tonga 200 600 Ten'edn Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tring 800 800 Tring Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
Tringgus 1,000 1,000 Bidayuh, Tringgus-Sembaan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.00 % -
Tungara 2,500 2,500 Murut, Bookan Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Tutong, Bisayan 25,000 70,000 Bisaya, Brunei Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
Ukit 300 300 Ukit Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Urdu 15,000 2,113,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 103,000 85,714,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 8.00 % 1.20 % -
 Wolio 18,000 266,000 Wolio Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakan 1,200 193,000 Yakan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  182 32,679,000         77 9.67 % 3.52 % 377 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 97,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 32,776,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Johor 3,665,000
Kedah 2,123,000
Kelantan 1,836,000
Kuala Lumpur 1,734,000
Labuan 97,000
Melaka 906,000
Negeri Sembilan 1,100,000
Pahang 1,630,000
Perak 2,446,000
Perlis 248,000
Pulau Pinang 1,728,000
Putrajaya 101,000
Sabah 3,800,000
Sarawak 2,738,000
Selangor 6,356,000
Trengganu 1,213,000
Provinces:  16 31,721,000
UN Country Population 32,776,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 887.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 2,369.4 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 634.6 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 353.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
32,679,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abai Sungai abf 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Bajau, West Coast bdr 1 1 Translation Started
Bakati', Rara lra 1 0 Bible Portions
Bali ban 1 1 Complete Bible
Batak Mandailing btm 1 1 Bible Portions
Batek btq 1 1 Translation Needed
Belait beg 1 1 Unspecified
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Berawan, Central zbc 1 1 Unspecified
Berawan, East zbe 1 0 Translation Started
Berawan, West zbw 1 1 Bible Portions
Bidayuh Serian sdo 1 0 Translation Started
Bidayuh, Bau sne 1 0 New Testament
Bidayuh, Biatah bth 1 0 Complete Bible
Bidayuh, Tringgus-Sembaan trx 1 0 Translation Needed
Bintulu bny 1 0 Translation Needed
Bisaya, Brunei bsb 1 0 Bible Portions
Bisaya, Sabah bsy 1 1 Bible Portions
Bonggi bdg 1 0 Bible Portions
Brunei kxd 1 0 Translation Needed
Bukitan bkn 1 0 Translation Started
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cham, Western cja 1 1 Bible Portions
Cheq Wong cwg 1 1 Translation Needed
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 3 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Bei mnp 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Min Dong cdo 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 3 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Pu-Xian cpx 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Xiang hsn 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Duano dup 1 1 Translation Needed
Dumpas dmv 1 0 Unspecified
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Gana gnq 1 0 Unspecified
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Iban iba 2 0 Complete Bible
Ida'an dbj 1 0 Bible Portions
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Iranun ilm 1 1 Translation Started
Jah Hut jah 1 1 Bible Portions
Jakun jak 1 1 Translation Started
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Javanese jav 1 0 Complete Bible
Jehai jhi 1 0 Translation Started
Kadazan Dusun dtp 9 0 Complete Bible
Kadazan, Klias River kqt 1 0 Translation Needed
Kadazan, Labuk-Kinabatangan dtb 1 0 New Testament
Kajaman kag 1 1 Unspecified
Kannada kan 1 1 Complete Bible
Kayan, Baram kys 1 0 Complete Bible
Kayan, Rejang ree 1 0 Translation Needed
Kelabit kzi 1 0 Bible Portions
Kendayan knx 1 0 Bible Portions
Kensiu kns 1 1 Bible Portions
Kenyah, Mainstream xkl 2 0 New Testament
Kenyah, Wahau whk 1 0 New Testament
Kimaragang kqr 2 1 New Testament
Kinabatangan, Upper dmg 3 0 Bible Portions
Kintaq knq 1 1 Translation Needed
Kiput kyi 1 0 Translation Needed
Kota Marudu Talantang grm 1 0 Translation Needed
Kuijau dkr 1 0 Translation Needed
Lahanan lhn 1 0 Translation Needed
Lamaholot slp 1 0 Unspecified
Lanoh lnh 1 1 Translation Needed
Lobu, Lanas ruu 1 0 Translation Needed
Lobu, Tampias low 1 0 Translation Needed
Long Wat ttw 1 0 Translation Needed
Lotud dtr 1 0 Bible Portions
Lundayeh lnd 1 0 Complete Bible
Madura mad 1 1 Complete Bible
Mah Meri mhe 1 1 Translation Needed
Malaccan Portuguese Creole mcm 1 0 Bible Portions
Malay zlm 12 10 Complete Bible
Malay, Ambonese abs 1 1 New Testament
Malay, Baba mbf 1 0 New Testament
Malaysian Sign Language xml 1 0 Bible Portions
Mapun sjm 1 1 Bible Portions
Melanau, Central mel 1 0 Bible Portions
Melanau, Daro-Matu dro 1 0 Translation Needed
Melanau, Kanowit-Tanjong kxn 1 1 Translation Needed
Melanau, Sibu sdx 1 1 Unspecified
Minokok mqq 1 0 Translation Needed
Minriq mnq 1 1 Translation Needed
Mintil mzt 1 1 Unspecified
Molbog pwm 1 1 New Testament
Murik mxr 1 1 Unspecified
Murut, Bookan bnb 1 0 Unspecified
Murut, Kalabakan kve 1 0 Translation Started
Murut, Keningau kxi 1 0 New Testament
Murut, Paluan plz 2 0 Translation Started
Murut, Selungai slg 1 0 Translation Needed
Murut, Sembakung sbr 1 0 Translation Started
Murut, Serudung srk 1 0 Translation Started
Murut, Tahol mvv 1 0 Complete Bible
Murut, Timugon tih 1 0 Complete Bible
Narom nrm 1 1 Translation Needed
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Okolod kqv 1 0 Bible Portions
Orang Seletar ors 1 0 Translation Needed
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Penan, Eastern pez 1 1 New Testament
Penan, Western pne 1 1 New Testament
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Punan Bah-Biau pna 1 0 Translation Needed
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Remun lkj 1 0 Translation Needed
Rohingya rhg 1 1 Bible Portions
Rungus drg 1 0 Complete Bible
Sa'ban snv 1 0 Bible Portions
Sama, Balangingih sse 1 1 New Testament
Sama, Central sml 1 1 New Testament
Sama, Southern ssb 1 1 Bible Portions
Sebop sib 1 0 Translation Needed
Sebuyau snb 1 0 Translation Needed
Sekapan skp 1 0 Translation Needed
Semai sea 1 0 Unspecified
Semaq Beri szc 1 1 Translation Needed
Semelai sza 1 1 Translation Started
Semnam ssm 1 1 Translation Needed
Sihan spg 1 1 Translation Needed
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Sugut Dusun kzs 1 0 Translation Started
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 2 1 Complete Bible
Tatana txx 1 0 Bible Portions
Tausug tsg 1 1 New Testament
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Temiar tea 1 0 Translation Started
Temuan tmw 1 0 Translation Started
Ten'edn tnz 1 1 Translation Started
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai, Southern sou 2 2 Bible Portions
Tidung, Northern ntd 1 0 Unspecified
Tidung, Southern itd 1 0 Translation Needed
Tobilung tgb 1 0 Bible Portions
Tombonuo txa 1 0 New Testament
Tring tgq 1 1 Translation Needed
Ukit umi 1 1 Translation Needed
Uma' Lasan xky 1 0 Translation Needed
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Wolio wlo 1 1 Bible Portions
Yakan yka 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 149 182 77   36 36 47 76 17

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
5.9 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.5 %)
9.7 %
Ethnic Religions
17.8 %
Hinduism
5.5 %
Islam
56.2 %
Non-Religious
4.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.6 %
Independent
19.7 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
2.7 %
Protestant
34.8 %
Roman Catholic
40.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Malaysia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Malaysia
  • Christian ministry in Malaysia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Malaysia Statistics
People Groups 182
Unreached People Groups 77  (42.3%)
Population 32,679,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 16,399,000  (50.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 9.7%
Percent Evangelical 3.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 377
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 76%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MY
Official Language(s) MalayEnglish
Literacy Rate 93%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,288,000
Persecution Ranking 46 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Malaysia Maps
Language Map (Ethnologue)
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection
Malaysia Prayer Cards

Malaysia prayer cards.

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Malaysia Links
Operation World
World Factbook
Religious Freedom Report
UN Human Development Report
Ethnologue Language Listing
Malaysia Videos
More great prayer resources at Prayercast


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