Arab in Malaysia


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Largest Religion
Christian
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Introduction / History

Arab traders have been going to Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia since before the rise of Islam. These early Arabs were Orthodox Christians. After the rise of Islam in their homeland, they went to various parts of the world to spread the Islamic religion, especially during the 7th and 8th centuries. Some of the Arabs who settled in Malaysia were incorporated into the royal family. They assimilated with the local population, and today the Arabs in Malaysia are usually blended with local people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Arab Malaysians primarily live in the larger cities of Malaysia. They are generally well educated and very successful in various businesses. A small number have intermarried with the Malay people. Arab tourists are mostly Muslim, and they love to visit Malaysia. They prefer to live in their own countries and feel the Malays are inferior to them. In turn the Malays find the Arabs to be rude; however, they appreciate the money they spend in their country.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The historical link between Arabs and the Islamic religion is still very strong. It's hard to separate Arabs from the Islamic religion.


What Are Their Needs?

With a very small percent of Arabs in Malaysia following Christ, their need is for workers and easily available Christian resources.


Prayer Points

Pray for believers in Malaysia to make a concerted effort to reach the Muslim Arabs for Christ.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Muslim Arabs in Malaysia.
Pray for new Arab believers to be ambassadors for Christ to Malaysia's other Muslim population.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab in Malaysia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-03-31
People Name General Arab
People Name in Country Arab
Pronunciation AE-rub
Population this Country 16,000
Population all Countries 742,000
Total Countries 31
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Anglolan Arabs; Baggara; Bedouin Arab; Bosnian Muslims; Chavus; Coast; Coast Arab; Hemat; Iraqi Arab; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Nawar; Palestinian Arab; Palestinian Arabs; Saudi Arab; Syrian Arab; Syro-Lebanese Arab; अरब
People ID 10375
ROP3 Code 100425
Country Malaysia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Malaysia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.80 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (16,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (16,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
Photo Source Hashim Abdullah - Pixabay 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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