Malay, North Moluccan in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Malay, North Moluccan only in Indonesia
Population
131,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


The Malays

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

Colonial buildings in the Maluku Islands like the Dutch East India Company's Fort Belgica hint at the islands' past as a center of the spice trade. Malaysia and Indonesia share many aspects of their culture, including mutually intelligible national trade languages. Populations have long moved between the areas which make up these modern-day nation states. These earlier populations have mostly effectively or partially assimilated with the larger Malay community due to religious, social, and cultural similarities.


Where Are they Located?

They live in the province of North Maluku in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. More specifically: Maluku Utara Province, Halmahera Selatan regency; the southern tip of Halmahera island, Gane Bay Area, nearby islands south and west, most of Damar and northwest Jaronga islands, and a large island in Patinti Strait.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are urban Malays who are well educated and hold white collar or government positions, and there are rural Malay who may or may not pursue higher learning and typically occupy jobs such as farming, trading, and fishing. While rural Malay men often wear traditional dress such as a cloth wrap-around skirt, urban Malay men tend to blend into a western setting with their blue jeans, cell phones, and polo shirts. Their language, North Moluccan Malay, is used only for spoken communication. Most also speak Indonesian.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Essentially 99 percent of the Northern Moluccan Malays are Sunni Muslims. It is said that from the moment of birth to the point of death, Islam touches the life of a Malay at a thousand points. If your sins outweigh your good deeds, you go to hell. Even the devout Muslims do not know where they will go when they die.


What Are Their Needs?

The Indonesian Constitution provides for religious freedom. However, religious violence and the lack of an effective government response to punish perpetrators and prevent further attacks continued to lead to allegations that officials allowed them to occur with impunity. In the Moluccas, where numerous churches have been attacked, the government only investigated a few cases thoroughly, and there were no reports that any perpetrators were punished. Religious intolerance, especially on the part of extreme Muslims towards religious minorities, has become increasingly evident.


Prayer Points

* Pray for protection for the few believers who are often threatened by religious extremists.
* Pray that Muslims who are uncertain about their eternal destiny will be willing to investigate the forgiveness, cleansing, and eternal security found in Christ.
* Pray that those who have access to the Internet will find the Bible portions and audio Bible teaching available in their Malay dialect and in Indonesian.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to affect the Malay peoples in both countries.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Moluccan_Malay
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13639811003665454?journalCode=cimw20
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/max
http://www.language-archives.org/language/max
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C37659


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Malay, North Moluccan
People Name in Country Malay, North Moluccan
Population in Indonesia 131,000
World Population 131,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Moluccan, North Moluccan Malay
People ID 13444
ROP3 Code 106157
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Maluku Utara Province, Halmahera Selatan regency; southern tip of Halmahera island, Gane bay area, nearby islands south and west: most of Damar and northwest Jaronga islands, large island in Patinti strait.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Maluku Utara Province, Halmahera Selatan regency; southern tip of Halmahera island, Gane bay area, nearby islands south and west: most of Damar and northwest Jaronga islands, large island in Patinti strait..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Malay, North Moluccan (131,000 speakers)
Language Code max   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, North Moluccan
Primary Language Malay, North Moluccan (131,000 speakers)
Language Code max   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, North Moluccan

Primary Language:  Malay, North Moluccan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2005-2012)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Malay Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Malay Version with Deuterocanonicals
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.05 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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