Semnam in Malaysia

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Map Source:  Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
People Name: Semnam
Country: Malaysia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,000
World Population: 1,000
Primary Language: Semnam
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: West Malaysia Indigenous
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
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Introduction / History

Semnam is more of a language than an ethnic group. Lanoh is the name of the people group that speaks this language.

Where Are they Located?

The Lanoh people live in only Malaysia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lanoh people are a small hunter-gatherer tribe. Tribes that live by hunting and gathering are becoming less and less common. It is hard to survive when other people groups have better tools for taking the resources that you need like wild game and wood.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Lanoh people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Though the Lanoh people will have to face great changes in the years to come, they might be resistant to those who want them to change "religion," since their traditional beliefs are among the only thing they can keep in a changing world.

What Are Their Needs?

The Lanoh people need to find ways to thrive as a people in a rapidly changing part of the world.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to send His children to help them cope with drastic changes in their lifestyle.
Pray that Lanoh elders in Malaysia will have dreams and visions of Jesus that will open their hearts to Him.
Pray for spiritual openness among the Lanoh people.
Pray for a disciple making movement among the Lanoh people in Malaysia.

Text Source:   Keith Carey