Country: Malaysia

Number of People Groups

183

People Groups Unreached

79 (43.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

32,282,000

Population in Unreached

16,628,000 (51.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

8.9%

% Evangelical

3.69%

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 85,000 4,051,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Americans, U.S. 8,900 192,805,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.00 % -
 Arab 15,000 414,000 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 244,000 256,000 Bajau, West Coast Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Balau 11,000 11,000 Iban Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
 Balinese 5,900 4,145,000 Bali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjarese, Banjar Malay 27,000 4,379,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bateq 1,200 1,200 Batek Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Batu Punan 1,200 1,200 Malay Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bawean 57,000 189,000 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 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Berawan, East 1,200 1,200 Berawan, East Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.80 % -
Berawan, West 1,100 1,100 Berawan, West Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bintulu 11,000 11,000 Bintulu Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bisaya, Sabah 73,000 87,000 Bisaya, Sabah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bonggi 5,200 5,200 Bonggi Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.50 % -
 British 16,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brunei Malay, Kedayan 366,000 556,000 Brunei Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 7
 Buginese 145,000 5,822,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bukar Sadong, Bidayuh 72,000 83,000 Bidayuh Serian Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
 Burmese 30,000 32,026,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.17 % 1
 Cham, Western 13,000 306,000 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 16,000 397,000 Kendayan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.40 % -
Dayak, Sarawak 29,000 29,000 Bidayuh, Bau Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.84 % -
 Deaf 162,000 47,601,000 Malaysian Sign Language Islam 9.43 % -
 Duano, Orang Kuala 4,900 25,000 Duano Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dumpas 4,200 4,200 Dumpas Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Dusun, Bundu 71,000 71,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dusun, Central 206,000 206,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Kadazan 76,000 106,000 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 6.00 % -
 Dusun, Keningau 2,100 2,100 Gana Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Dusun, Kuala Monsok 300 300 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Dusun, Kwijau 12,000 22,000 Kuijau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 6.00 % -
 Dusun, Minokok 1,500 1,500 Minokok Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Rungus 70,000 70,000 Rungus Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dusun, Segama 800 800 Kinabatangan, Upper Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Dusun, Sugut 18,000 18,000 Sugut Dusun Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Dusun, Sungai 51,000 51,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Tambunan 23,000 23,000 Kadazan Dusun Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
 Dusun, Tempasuk 16,000 16,000 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
 Dusun, Tuaran 21,000 21,000 Lotud Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Eurasian, Euronesian 59,000 1,737,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 478,000 38,060,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 % -
 Garo, Kimaragang 2,600 2,600 Kota Marudu Talantang Christianity 70.00 % 21.43 % -
 Gujarati 30,000 2,462,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 1,462,000 79,702,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 8.05 % -
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 411,000 6,655,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 1,810,000 44,433,000 Chinese, Hakka Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.20 % -
 Han Chinese, Hokkien 1,992,000 57,907,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 9.20 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,033,000 881,849,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 5.75 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 402,000 3,519,000 Chinese, Min Bei Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 268,000 10,691,000 Chinese, Min Dong Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Putian 30,000 3,151,000 Chinese, Pu-Xian Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Teochew 1,051,000 1,839,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.75 % -
 Han Chinese, Xiang 66,000 39,631,000 Chinese, Xiang Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Hindi 60,000 1,579,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hui 15,000 14,130,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ida'an, Eraans 16,000 16,000 Ida'an Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 5.00 % -
 Indonesian 833,000 9,987,000 Indonesian Islam 15.00 % 5.60 % -
 Iranun, Sabah 31,000 31,000 Iranun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jagoi-Bisingai 10,000 10,000 Bidayuh, Bau Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.50 % -
 Jah Hut, Cheres 4,500 4,500 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 67,000 Mapun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Japanese 15,000 124,082,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Javanese, Orang Jawa 670,000 18,213,000 Javanese Islam 14.00 % 7.00 % -
 Jehai 1,500 1,700 Jehai Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 20.00 % -
 Kadazan, Central 34,000 34,000 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 10.00 % -
 Kadazan, Eastern 30,000 30,000 Kadazan, Labuk-Kinabatangan Christianity 60.00 % 25.40 % -
 Kadazan, Klias River 2,100 2,100 Kadazan, Klias River Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kanarese 59,000 83,000 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 80.00 % 55.00 % -
 Kelabit 5,700 6,500 Kelabit Christianity 60.00 % 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 4,700 4,700 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 2,900 2,900 Kadazan Dusun Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kristang 15,000 40,000 Malaccan Creole Portuguese 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 47,000 254,000 Lamaholot Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Lanas Lobu 5,200 5,200 Lobu, Lanas Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Land Dayak, Biatah 93,000 104,000 Bidayuh, Biatah Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 % -
 Land Dayak, Lara 16,000 31,000 Bakati', Rara Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.30 % -
 Lanoh 400 400 Lanoh Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lundayeh, Lun Bawang 28,000 56,000 Lundayeh Christianity 80.00 % 16.00 % -
 Mah Meri, Besisi 4,000 4,000 Mah Meri Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Malay 13,027,000 17,309,000 Malay Islam 0.60 % 0.52 % 261
 Malay, Cocos Islands 5,800 8,100 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malayali, Malayalam 348,000 1,419,000 Malay Islam 23.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mamak, Talang 125,000 151,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Mandailing 31,000 1,278,000 Batak Mandailing Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Melanau 139,000 140,000 Melanau, Central Islam 5.00 % 2.50 % -
 Mendriq 200 200 Minriq Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Millikin 4,800 4,800 Remun Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 2.00 % -
 Minangkabau, Orang Negeri 943,000 943,000 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 3,000 3,000 Murik Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Murut, Kalabakan 3,300 3,300 Murut, Kalabakan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Murut, Keningau 9,600 9,600 Murut, Keningau Christianity 55.00 % 6.00 % -
 Murut, Okolod 2,300 6,800 Okolod Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
 Murut, Paluan 4,800 4,800 Murut, Paluan Islam 8.00 % 0.60 % -
 Murut, Pandewan 1,800 1,800 Murut, Paluan Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.60 % -
 Murut, Selungai 900 1,800 Murut, Selungai Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Murut, Sembakung 2,900 7,100 Murut, Sembakung Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 9.00 % -
 Murut, Serudung 1,000 1,000 Murut, Serudung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Murut, Tagal 52,000 54,000 Murut, Tahol Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Murut, Timogun 10,000 10,000 Murut, Timugon Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Narom 4,300 4,300 Narom Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Nepali, general 235,000 782,000 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 6,000 32,638,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Penan 11,000 11,000 Penan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
Penan-Nibong 4,100 4,100 Penan, Western Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 42,000 41,801,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Punan Bah-Biau 1,200 1,200 Penan, Bah-Biau Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 2.00 % -
 Punjabi 68,000 2,261,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rejang Kayan, Lisum 8,200 8,200 Kayan, Rejang Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Rohingya 90,000 1,891,000 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 5,300 104,000 Sama, Balangingih Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sama, Southern 18,000 267,000 Sama, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sama-Bajau 20,000 150,000 Sama, Central Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Sea Dayak, Iban 718,000 759,000 Iban Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 14.00 % -
 Sebuyau 9,400 9,400 Sebuyau Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Sekapan 2,000 2,000 Sekapan Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 % -
 Semai, Central Sakai 58,000 58,000 Semai Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.33 % -
 Semelai 7,400 7,400 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 1,100 1,100 Melanau, Sibu Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Sinabu 1,000 1,000 Kinabatangan, Upper Christianity 42.00 % 6.00 % -
 Sindhi 30,000 126,000 Sindhi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 4,400 424,000 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 82,000 1,559,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 119,000 920,000 Telugu Hinduism 4.00 % 1.50 % 2
 Straits Chinese, Baba Creole 255,000 274,000 Malay, Baba Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tambanua, Paitan 15,000 15,000 Tombonuo Islam 20.00 % 5.90 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 1,880,000 2,825,000 Tamil Hinduism 6.00 % 3.45 % -
 Tamil, Jaffna 32,000 32,000 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 219,000 1,543,000 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 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Thai, Southern 4,100 5,103,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai, Tak Bai 4,100 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 3,100 55,000 Tidung, Southern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.64 % -
 Tobilung 11,000 11,000 Tobilung Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 6.00 % -
Tonga 100 500 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 24,000 68,000 Bisaya, Brunei Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
Ukit 300 300 Ukit Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Urdu 15,000 1,955,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 101,000 85,422,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 8.00 % 1.20 % -
 Wolio 18,000 264,000 Wolio Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yakan 1,200 190,000 Yakan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  183 32,282,000         79 8.91 % 3.69 % 381 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 84,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 32,366,000                
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Provinces 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 32,366,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 889.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 2,372.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 638.9 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 355.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
32,282,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
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 Translation Started
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 2 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 1 Translation Needed
Bukitan bkn 1 0 Unspecified
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 1 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 Unspecified
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 Translation Needed
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 Creole Portuguese 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 Unspecified
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, Bah-Biau pna 1 0 Translation Needed
Penan, Eastern pez 1 1 New Testament
Penan, Western pne 1 1 New Testament
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
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 Unspecified
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 Unspecified
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: 149 183 79   36 36 46 76 17

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
6.6 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.7 %)
8.9 %
Ethnic Religions
16.2 %
Hinduism
5.5 %
Islam
55.8 %
Non-Religious
6.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.6 %
Independent
18.4 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
3.2 %
Protestant
34.5 %
Roman Catholic
41.3 %
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 183
Unreached People Groups 79  (43.2%)
Population 32,282,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.3%
Population in Unreached 16,628,000  (51.5%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 8.9%
Percent Evangelical 3.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 381
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 2,260,000
Persecution Ranking 40 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Malaysia Maps
Language Map (Ethnologue)
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection