Pattani Malay in Thailand

The Malay, Pattani have only been reported in Thailand
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Introduction

The Pattani Malay form an ethnic community in the rich southern provinces of Thailand. The Pattani, a devout Muslim people, are the descendants of Malaysian Muslims. Due to their dedication to the Islamic faith, the Pattani have a distinct identity in Thailand. They live in a place that is like a cultural ecotone between the Muslim Malay cultures to the south and the Buddhist Thai cultures to the north. Over the years, their unique Muslim culture has led to many separatist movements against the Thai government. Because the Pattani Province is located a great distance from the center of the Thai government, the Pattani have developed a feeling of uniqueness and independence. However, each time the government tries to centralize control in the state, Pattani Malay independence is threatened. This has resulted in a resentment towards the government. Most Pattani Malays are self-employed either as farmers or fishermen.


Ministry Obstacles

Islam teaches that one is saved through obeying the law. There is no room for a holy savior in Islam. Often Muslims hear negative things about Christian theology before they have a chance to hear from a Christian.


Outreach Ideas

There are churches in Thailand that can potentially reach the Pattany Malay people with church planting efforts. OneHope tries to get Scriptures to children in all parts of Thailand, including Pattani Province.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among the Pattani Malay, so pray for the Lord to do a new work in their community. Pray that they will soon accept the blessings of Christ for their families.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for God’s peace in southern Thailand.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal Christ to Pattani Malay leaders.
* Pray that God the Son, Jesus Christ, will come to Pattani Malay leaders in dreams.
* Ask the Lord to raise up persons of peace among the Pattani Malay who will receive the gospel and pass it to many others.


Scripture Prayers for the Malay, Pattani in Thailand.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

The Malays

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-06-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-06-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-02
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-06-18
People Name General Malay, Pattani
People Name in Country Malay, Pattani
Pronunciation muh-LAY, pah-tah-NEE
Natural Name Pattani Malay
Natural Pronunciation pah-tah-NEE muh-LAY
World Population 1,527,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 31
Alternate Names Malay Thai; Pattani Malay; Thai Islam
People ID 14343
ROP3 Code 107943
Country Thailand
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North, Songkhla province: Chana region, south through Pattani, Narathiwat, Yala, Saiburi, and Tak Bai.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Thailand
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North, Songkhla province: Chana region, south through Pattani, Narathiwat, Yala, Saiburi, and Tak Bai..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

Malay, Pattani in Thailand Map Symbols     PDF Version
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Primary Language Malay, Pattani (1,527,000 speakers)
Language Code mfa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Malay, Pattani (1,527,000 speakers)
Language Code mfa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay, Pattani

Primary Language:  Malay, Pattani

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1981)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Ali-Pattani Malay
Film / Video He Called Me Son
Film / Video He Called Me Son (EngSub)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malay, Pattani
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.01 %
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
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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