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.
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.
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.
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 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|
|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|
|Natural Name||Pattani Malay|
|Natural Pronunciation||pah-tah-NEE muh-LAY|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||31|
|Alternate Names||Malay Thai; Pattani Malay; Thai Islam|
|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|
|Primary Language||Malay, Pattani (1,527,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mfa Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Malay, Pattani
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1981)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.01 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|