Malay, Kedah in Malaysia





Largest Religion

Main Language


The Malays

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download
Introduction / History

The Kedahan Malay are also called Orang Utara. They live in Kedah, Penang and Perlis in northern Malaysia. They are among the earliest inhabitants in Malaysia.

Arabs and Malays married each other and some Kedahan Malays are descendants of the Arabs. They speak Kedahan Malay, Malaysian and other languages. In the Kedah Valley most are Kedahan Malays.

The Kedahan Malays have their own dance theater and have similar customs to other people in the rest of Malaysia.

They used to be mainly Hindus and Buddhists but now most of them are Sunni Muslims. They speak in a north Malaysian dialect as they come from the north of the country.

Prayer Points

* Pray that as many of the Kedahan Malay have changed religion once that they will change again, this time to Christianity.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-05-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-19
People Name General Malay, Kedah
People Name in Country Malay, Kedah
Population in Malaysia 3,123,000
World Population 3,130,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kedah, Malay
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Malay
People Name General Malay, Kedah
Ethnic Code MSY44k
People ID 12602
Country Malaysia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malay, Kedah (3,123,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malay, Kedah 3,123,000
For Primary Language: Malay, Kedah

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.20 %
0.00 %
99.30 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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