Malay, Cocos Islands in Malaysia


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Introduction / History

The Cocos Malays are the majority population of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, a territory of Australia. The Malay were the first permanent inhabitants of the island, along with Alexander Hare, and English adventurer. They were brought as slaves and members of his harem. When a previous claimant, John Clunies-Ross, arrived a year later in 1827, he took the island back, employing the existing population in the harvest of coconuts. Because of the unbroken European rule of the islands, the culture has been mostly Western. The majority of the group is Muslim. Some from this people group have migrated to Malaysia.


Where Are they Located?

About 600 Kukos people live on Cocos Island that is south of Java, but over 5,000 lives in Malaysia. Most of them live in a village called Kampung Cocos in Sabah, Malaysia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kukos people are so similar to the Malay majority that they blend in with them in Malaysia. They have their own dress that is similar to what the Malay wear. Women wear a loose tunic called a Baju Kebaya, and a skirt, called a sarong. Men wear a loose shirt called a Baju Melayu and pants. Their Malay dialect is considered to be unsophisticated by the Malay majority in Malaysia.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like the Malay people, the Kukos are Sunni Muslim.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kukos people, be they on the Cocos Island or Malaysia, need the life transforming gospel. They need the chance to put their faith in Christ alone.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Malay, Cocos Islands in Malaysia.

* Pray for the Kukos people to have the education and job opportunities that they need in Malaysia.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Kukos people that will lead them to the Bible for answers.
* Pray for Kukos leaders to have dreams and visions that will open their hearts to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a church planting movement that is defined by discipleship and love for Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malays
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Malay, Cocos Islands
People Name in Country Malay, Cocos Islands
World Population 8,100
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Cocos Islander; Kukus
People ID 11399
ROP3 Code 102252
Country Malaysia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sabah: Beluran, Lahad Datu and Tawau districts.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Malaysia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sabah: Beluran, Lahad Datu and Tawau districts..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Malay
Language Code zlm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Malay, Cocos Islands
Primary Language Malay
Language Code zlm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Malay, Cocos Islands
People Groups Speaking Malay

Primary Language:  Malay

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1629-1932)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1668-1974)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1733-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malay
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Bahasa Melayu - Malay
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Dragonboy13 - Wikimedia Commons  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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