Malay, Kedah in Thailand


Population
1,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


The Malays

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

Kedah Malay speakers were among the first Malays to live in this part of the world. Historically, the Kedah Malay people had good relations with Arab traders. There were many interracial marriages between the two. For that reason, the Kedah Malay dialect has a lot of Arabic words.


Where Are they Located?

Kedah Malay speakers live in a cultural ecotone where Buddhist Thai cultures and the Muslim Malay cultures merge. In Thailand they live mainly in Satn Province, and in Malaysia they live in the three northern states of Perlis, Kedah, and Pulau Pinang. There are a number of Malay languages spoken in this part of the world.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kedah people have the same customs as other Malay peoples. However, their dialect is pronounced differently and they have some Thai words blended in.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like other Malay speaking peoples, the Kedah are Sunni Muslims. They try to follow the teachings of their imams, but they also adhere to animistic beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

As Muslims, the Kedah Malay people need to understand that Jesus Christ offers far more than they can ever have by attempting to obey the laws set out on the Koran.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions to Keday Malay leaders which will lead to their people seeking and finding Jesus Christ.
* Pray for spiritual openness among the Kedah Malay people.
* Pray for a triumphant Kedah Malay church defined by discipleship and obedience to the ways of Jesus Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kedah_Malay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia–Thailand_border
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kedahan_Malay_people
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/meo


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Malay, Kedah
People Name in Country Malay, Kedah
Population in Thailand 1,000
World Population 3,106,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Kedah, Malay
People ID 12602
ROP3 Code 104797
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country A few villages near Satun. Isolated.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Thailand
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country A few villages near Satun. Isolated..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Malay, Kedah (1,000 speakers)
Language Code meo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, Kedah
Primary Language Malay, Kedah (1,000 speakers)
Language Code meo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, Kedah

Primary Language:  Malay, Kedah

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Ahmad's Dream (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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