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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Abai Sungai1,400Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAbai SungaiP
Abai Sungai
M
Abai Sungai of Malaysia
T
Acehnese82,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAcehP
Acehnese
M
Acehnese of Malaysia
T
Americans, U.S.8,60028.00 %79.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Arab14,0000.00 %0.20 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab
 T
Bajau Bukit, Papar1,900Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPaparP
Bajau Bukit, Papar
M
Bajau Bukit, Papar of Malaysia
T
Bajau, West Coast236,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBajau, West CoastP
Bajau, West Coast
M
Bajau, West Coast of Malaysia
T
Balau11,000Y6.00 %34.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBalau   
Balinese5,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismBaliP
Balinese
 T
Banjarese, Banjar Malay26,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBanjarP
Banjarese, Banjar Malay
M
Banjarese, Banjar Malay of Malaysia
T
Bateq1,200Y0.50 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBatekP
Bateq
M
Bateq of Malaysia
T
Batu Punan1,200Y1.00 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsPunan BatuP
Batu Punan
M
Batu Punan of Malaysia
T
Bawean55,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMaduraP
Bawean
M
Bawean of Malaysia
T
Beketan, Manketa300Y6.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityBukitanP
Beketan, Manketa
  
Belait, Kiput5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBelait  T
Berawan, Central1,600Y0.50 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBerawan, Central  T
Berawan, East1,200Y0.80 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBerawan, East   
Berawan, West1,100Y0.00 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBerawan, West  T
Bintulu11,000Y1.00 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBintuluP
Bintulu
  
Bisaya, Sabah71,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBisaya, SabahP
Bisaya, Sabah
M
Bisaya, Sabah of Malaysia
T
Bonggi5,100Y1.50 %18.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBonggiP
Bonggi
M
Bonggi of Malaysia
T
British15,0008.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Brunei Malay, Kedayan354,000Y0.30 %5.00 %Y1 IslamBruneiP
Brunei Malay, Kedayan
 T
Buginese141,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBugisP
Buginese
M
Buginese of Malaysia
T
Bukar Sadong, Bidayuh69,000Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityBidayuh, Bukar-SadongP
Bukar Sadong, Bidayuh
M
Bukar Sadong, Bidayuh of Malaysia
T
Burmese29,0000.17 %0.50 %Y1 BuddhismBurmeseP
Burmese
M
Burmese of Malaysia
T
Cham, Western13,0000.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamCham, WesternP
Cham, Western
 T
Che Wong, Siwang500Y0.49 %0.50 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsCheq WongP
Che Wong, Siwang
M
Che Wong, Siwang of Malaysia
T
Chitties, Malaaccan Creole M400Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismMalaccan Creole MalayP
Chitties, Malaaccan Creole Malay
M
Chitties, Malaaccan Creole Malay of Malaysia
T
Daro-Matu20,000Y5.92 %8.00 %4 IslamMelanau, Daro-Matu   
Dayak, Kendayan15,000Y0.40 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKendayanP
Dayak, Kendayan
M
Dayak, Kendayan of Malaysia
T
Dayak, Sarawak28,000Y4.84 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBidayuh, Bau   
DeafY0.90 %10.00 %2 IslamMalaysian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Duano, Orang Kuala4,800Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDuanoP
Duano, Orang Kuala
M
Duano, Orang Kuala of Malaysia
T
Dumpas4,000Y0.40 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsDumpasP
Dumpas
  
Dusun, Bundu69,000Y5.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityDusun, KadazanP
Dusun, Bundu
M
Dusun, Bundu of Malaysia
T
Dusun, Central199,000Y7.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityDusun, KadazanP
Dusun, Central
M
Dusun, Central of Malaysia
T
Dusun, Kadazan74,000Y6.00 %27.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDusun, KadazanP
Dusun, Kadazan
M
Dusun, Kadazan of Malaysia
T
Dusun, Keningau 2,000Y3.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGanaP
Dusun, Keningau
 T
Dusun, Kuala Monsok300Y4.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityDusun, KadazanP
Dusun, Kuala Monsok
 T
Dusun, Kwijau11,000Y6.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKuijauP
Dusun, Kwijau
 T
Dusun, Minokok1,400Y7.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMinokokP
Dusun, Minokok
 T
Dusun, Rungus67,000Y5.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityRungusP
Dusun, Rungus
 T
Dusun, Segama800Y4.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityKinabatangan, UpperP
Dusun, Segama
 T
Dusun, Sugut17,000Y6.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDusun, SugutP
Dusun, Sugut
 T
Dusun, Sungai49,000Y7.00 %40.00 %4 ChristianityDusun, KadazanP
Dusun, Sungai
 T
Dusun, Tambunan22,000Y4.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityDusun, KadazanP
Dusun, Tambunan
 T
Dusun, Tempasuk16,000Y7.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDusun, KadazanP
Dusun, Tempasuk
 T
Dusun, Tuaran20,000Y5.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLotudP
Dusun, Tuaran
 T
Eurasian, Euronesian57,00012.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Eurasian, Euronesian
M
Eurasian, Euronesian of Malaysia
T
Filipino, Tagalog462,00012.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
M
Filipino, Tagalog of Malaysia
T
Garo, Kimaragang2,500Y21.43 %70.00 %5 ChristianityKota Marudu TalantangP
Garo, Kimaragang
  
Gujarati29,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of Malaysia
T
Han Chinese, Cantonese1,415,0007.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
M
Han Chinese, Cantonese of Malaysia
T
Han Chinese, Hainanese398,0005.00 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Hainanese
M
Han Chinese, Hainanese of Malaysia
T
Han Chinese, Hakka1,752,0008.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, HakkaP
Han Chinese, Hakka
M
Han Chinese, Hakka of Malaysia
T
Han Chinese, Hokkien1,928,0008.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Hokkien
M
Han Chinese, Hokkien of Malaysia
T
Han Chinese, Mandarin1,000,0005.00 %9.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Han Chinese, Min Bei389,0005.00 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min BeiP
Han Chinese, Min Bei
 T
Han Chinese, Min Dong260,0002.00 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min DongP
Han Chinese, Min Dong
 T
Han Chinese, Puxian29,0005.00 %9.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Pu-XianP
Han Chinese, Puxian
 T
Han Chinese, Teochew1,017,0005.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Teochew
M
Han Chinese, Teochew of Malaysia
T
Han Chinese, Xiang64,0001.00 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, XiangP
Han Chinese, Xiang
 T
Hindi58,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
Hindi
 T
Hui14,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamChinese, MandarinP
Hui
M
Hui of Malaysia
T
Ida'an, Eraans15,000Y5.00 %18.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsIda'anP
Ida'an, Eraans
  
Indonesian807,0005.60 %15.00 %4 IslamIndonesianP
Indonesian
M
Indonesian of Malaysia
T
Iranun, Sabah30,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamIranun M
Iranun, Sabah of Malaysia
T
Jagoi-Bisingai9,800Y0.50 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBidayuh, Bau   
Jah Hut, Cheres4,400Y0.10 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsJah HutP
Jah Hut, Cheres
M
Jah Hut, Cheres of Malaysia
T
Jakun, Djakun31,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsJakunP
Jakun, Djakun
M
Jakun, Djakun of Malaysia
T
Jama Mapun, Sama Mapun16,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMapunP
Jama Mapun, Sama Mapun
M
Jama Mapun, Sama Mapun of Malaysia
T
Japanese14,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Javanese, Orang Jawa649,0007.00 %14.00 %4 IslamJavaneseP
Javanese, Orang Jawa
M
Javanese, Orang Jawa of Malaysia
T
Jehai1,500Y20.00 %33.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsJehaiP
Jehai
M
Jehai of Malaysia
T
Kadazan, Central33,000Y10.00 %30.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDusun, KadazanP
Kadazan, Central
  
Kadazan, Eastern29,000Y25.40 %60.00 %5 ChristianityKadazan, Labuk-KinabatanganP
Kadazan, Eastern
M
Kadazan, Eastern of Malaysia
T
Kadazan, Klias River2,000Y3.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKadazan, Klias RiverP
Kadazan, Klias River
  
Kanarese58,0000.00 %3.00 %Y1 HinduismKannada  T
Kanowit500Y0.00 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMelanau, Kanowit-TanjongP
Kanowit
M
Kanowit of Malaysia
T
Kayaman1,100Y0.50 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKajaman  T
Kayan, Baram11,000Y55.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityKayan, BaramP
Kayan, Baram
  
Kelabit5,500Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityKelabitP
Kelabit
M
Kelabit of Malaysia
T
Kensiu300Y0.00 %1.30 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKensiuP
Kensiu
M
Kensiu of Malaysia
T
Kenyah, Kelinyau15,000Y6.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityKenyah, MainstreamP
Kenyah, Kelinyau
M
Kenyah, Kelinyau of Malaysia
T
Kenyah, Sibop4,500Y2.00 %10.00 %2 IslamSebopP
Kenyah, Sibop
M
Kenyah, Sibop of Malaysia
T
Kenyah, Tutoh1,600Y6.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityLong WatP
Kenyah, Tutoh
M
Kenyah, Tutoh of Malaysia
T
Kenyah, Upper Baram25,000Y6.00 %80.00 %4 ChristianityKenyah, MainstreamP
Kenyah, Upper Baram
M
Kenyah, Upper Baram of Malaysia
T
Kenyah, Wahau1,1004.00 %72.00 %4 ChristianityKenyah, Wahau   
Kenyah, Western3,300Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityUma' LasanP
Kenyah, Western
M
Kenyah, Western of Malaysia
T
Kimaragan, Tandek24,000Y4.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityKimaragangP
Kimaragan, Tandek
  
Kinabatangan, Upper14,000Y6.00 %50.00 %4 ChristianityKinabatangan, UpperP
Kinabatangan, Upper
  
Kintaq100Y1.00 %1.20 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKintaqP
Kintaq
M
Kintaq of Malaysia
T
Kota Marudu Tinagas2,800Y5.00 %22.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDusun, KadazanP
Kota Marudu Tinagas
  
Kristang14,000Y5.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityMalaccan Creole PortugueseP
Kristang
  
Lahanan800Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLahananP
Lahanan
M
Lahanan of Malaysia
T
Lakiput3,000Y1.00 %65.00 %3 ChristianityKiputP
Lakiput
M
Lakiput of Malaysia
T
Lamaholot46,0008.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityLamaholot   
Lanas Lobu5,100Y6.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLobu, LanasP
Lanas Lobu
  
Land Dayak, Biatah90,000Y5.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityBidayuh, BiatahP
Land Dayak, Biatah
 T
Land Dayak, Lara16,000Y4.30 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBakati', RaraP
Land Dayak, Lara
  
Lanoh400Y0.00 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLanohP
Lanoh
M
Lanoh of Malaysia
T
Lundayeh, Lun Bawang27,000Y16.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityLun BawangP
Lundayeh, Lun Bawang
M
Lundayeh, Lun Bawang of Malaysia
T
Mah Meri, Besisi3,900Y0.90 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMah MeriP
Mah Meri, Besisi
M
Mah Meri, Besisi of Malaysia
T
Malay6,907,000Y0.45 %0.50 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay
M
Malay of Malaysia
T
Malay, Cocos Islands5,600Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMalay, Cocos IslandsP
Malay, Cocos Islands
 T
Malay, East Malaysia284,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay, East Malaysia
M
Malay, East Malaysia of Malaysia
T
Malay, Kedah3,105,000Y0.40 %0.50 %Y1 IslamMalay, Kedah  T
Malay, Riau117,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay, Riau
M
Malay, Riau of Malaysia
T
Malayali, Malayalam172,0001.50 %8.00 %2 HinduismMalayalamP
Malayali, Malayalam
M
Malayali, Malayalam of Malaysia
T
Mamak, Talang121,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Mamak, Talang
 T
Melanau135,000Y2.50 %5.00 %4 IslamMelanau, CentralP
Melanau
M
Melanau of Malaysia
T
Mendriq200Y1.00 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMinriqP
Mendriq
M
Mendriq of Malaysia
T
Millikin4,700Y2.00 %18.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsRemun   
Minangkabau, Orang Negeri913,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamNegeri Sembilan MalayP
Minangkabau, Orang Negeri
M
Minangkabau, Orang Negeri of Malaysia
T
Mintil200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMintil M
Mintil of Malaysia
 
Molbog2,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMolbogP
Molbog
M
Molbog of Malaysia
T
Murik Kayan2,900Y0.80 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMurik  T
Murut, Kalabakan3,100Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMurut, KalabakanP
Murut, Kalabakan
 T
Murut, Keningau9,300Y6.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityMurut, KeningauP
Murut, Keningau
 T
Murut, Okolod2,200Y5.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsOkolodP
Murut, Okolod
 T
Murut, Paluan4,600Y0.60 %8.00 %2 IslamMurut, PaluanP
Murut, Paluan
 T
Murut, Pandewan1,700Y0.60 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMurut, PaluanP
Murut, Pandewan
 T
Murut, Selungai800Y12.00 %15.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMurut, SelungaiP
Murut, Selungai
 T
Murut, Sembakung2,800Y9.00 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMurut, SembakungP
Murut, Sembakung
 T
Murut, Serudung1,000Y1.00 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMurut, SerudungP
Murut, Serudung
 T
Murut, Tagal51,000Y12.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMurut, TaholP
Murut, Tagal
M
Murut, Tagal of Malaysia
T
Murut, Timogun9,900Y4.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityMurut, TimugonP
Murut, Timogun
M
Murut, Timogun of Malaysia
T
Narom4,200Y0.20 %4.00 %Y1 IslamNarom  T
Nepali, general227,0001.80 %2.00 %Y1 HinduismNepaliP
Nepali, general
M
Nepali, general of Malaysia
T
Orang Kanaq200Y0.00 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsOrang KanaqP
Orang Kanaq
M
Orang Kanaq of Malaysia
T
Orang Pantai Timur2,481,000Y0.40 %0.50 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Orang Pantai Timur
M
Orang Pantai Timur of Malaysia
T
Orang Seletar1,800Y3.00 %5.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsOrang SeletarP
Orang Seletar
M
Orang Seletar of Malaysia
T
Pashtun Northern5,8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, NorthernP
Pashtun Northern
 T
Penan11,000Y0.30 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsPenan, EasternP
Penan
M
Penan of Malaysia
T
Persian40,0001.80 %3.00 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Punan Bah-Biau1,200Y2.00 %16.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsPenan, Bah-BiauP
Punan Bah-Biau
 T
Punan-Nibong4,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsPenan, Western  T
Punjabi66,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Other / SmallPunjabi, EasternP
Punjabi
M
Punjabi of Malaysia
T
Rejang Kayan, Lisum8,000Y6.00 %18.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKayan, RejangP
Rejang Kayan, Lisum
  
Rohingya41,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamRohingyaP
Rohingya
 T
Sa'ban1,600Y15.02 %70.00 %5 ChristianitySa'banP
Sa'ban
M
Sa'ban of Malaysia
T
Sabum1,200Y0.56 %0.60 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMalay, Ambonese M
Sabum of Malaysia
 
Sama Bangingi, Northern Sama5,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSama, BalangingihP
Sama Bangingi, Northern Sama
M
Sama Bangingi, Northern Sama of Malaysia
T
Sama, Southern18,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSama, SouthernP
Sama, Southern
M
Sama, Southern of Malaysia
T
Sama-Bajau20,0000.50 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSama, CentralP
Sama-Bajau
M
Sama-Bajau of Malaysia
T
Sea Dayak, Iban695,000Y14.00 %42.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsIbanP
Sea Dayak, Iban
M
Sea Dayak, Iban of Malaysia
T
Sebuyau9,100Y0.40 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSebuyauP
Sebuyau
  
Sekapan2,000Y6.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSekapanP
Sekapan
 T
Semai, Central Sakai56,000Y3.33 %6.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSemaiP
Semai, Central Sakai
M
Semai, Central Sakai of Malaysia
T
Semelai7,200Y0.10 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSemelaiP
Semelai
M
Semelai of Malaysia
T
Semnam900Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSemnam M
Semnam of Malaysia
T
Semoq Beri2,300Y0.30 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSemaq BeriP
Semoq Beri
M
Semoq Beri of Malaysia
T
SianY0.00 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSian   
Siduan1,100Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMelanau, Sibu  T
Sinabu900Y6.00 %42.00 %4 ChristianityKinabatangan, UpperP
Sinabu
  
Sindhi29,0000.00 %1.00 %Y1 HinduismSindhiP
Sindhi
M
Sindhi of Malaysia
T
Sinhalese4,3000.10 %2.00 %Y1 BuddhismSinhalaP
Sinhalese
M
Sinhalese of Malaysia
T
Sino-Native29,0000.50 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, MandarinP
Sino-Native
  
Sonsogon4,700Y0.50 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKimaragangP
Sonsogon
 T
South Asian, Bengali-Speakin79,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBengaliP
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
M
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking of Malaysia
T
Straits Chinese, Baba Creole247,000Y3.00 %5.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMalay, BabaP
Straits Chinese, Baba Creole
M
Straits Chinese, Baba Creole of Malaysia
T
Tambanua, Paitan14,000Y5.90 %20.00 %4 IslamTombonuoP
Tambanua, Paitan
M
Tambanua, Paitan of Malaysia
T
Tamil (Hindu traditions)1,820,0003.00 %6.00 %4 HinduismTamilP
Tamil (Hindu traditions)
M
Tamil (Hindu traditions) of Malaysia
T
Tamil, Jaffna31,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismTamilP
Tamil, Jaffna
M
Tamil, Jaffna of Malaysia
T
Tampias Lobu4,100Y2.00 %18.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsLobu, TampiasP
Tampias Lobu
  
Tatana22,000Y0.50 %14.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTatanaP
Tatana
  
Tausug, Sulu212,0000.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamTausugP
Tausug, Sulu
M
Tausug, Sulu of Malaysia
T
Telugu115,0001.50 %4.00 %Y1 HinduismTeluguP
Telugu
M
Telugu of Malaysia
T
Temiar29,000Y0.60 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTemiarP
Temiar
M
Temiar of Malaysia
T
Temoq800Y0.00 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsTemoqP
Temoq
M
Temoq of Malaysia
T
Temuan, Benua29,000Y5.20 %5.80 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTemuanP
Temuan, Benua
M
Temuan, Benua of Malaysia
T
Thai, Central29,0000.40 %0.50 %Y1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai, Central
M
Thai, Central of Malaysia
T
Thai, Southern4,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 BuddhismThai, SouthernP
Thai, Southern
 T
Tidung, Northern20,000Y4.00 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTidong, Tangshang   
Tidung, Southern3,000Y1.64 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTidong, SouthernP
Tidung, Southern
M
Tidung, Southern of Malaysia
T
Tobilung10,000Y6.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTobilungP
Tobilung
  
Tonga1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsTen'edn M
Tonga of Malaysia
T
Tring700Y2.00 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsTring  T
Tringgus1,000Y3.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBidayuh, Tringgus-Sembaan   
Tungara2,400Y4.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityMurut, Bookan   
Tutong, Bisayan24,000Y6.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBisaya, BruneiP
Tutong, Bisayan
M
Tutong, Bisayan of Malaysia
T
Ukit300Y0.40 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsUkit  T
Urdu14,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
M
Urdu of Malaysia
T
Vietnamese98,0001.20 %8.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
M
Vietnamese of Malaysia
T
Wolio17,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamWolioP
Wolio
M
Wolio of Malaysia
T
Yakan1,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamYakanP
Yakan
 T
Total People Groups:   186 31,131,000 128     83     157 97 150
Unclassified / Other Individuals 33,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 31,164,000  
Other reported groups:  3  
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Malaysia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 83 44.6 % 16,302,000 52.4 %
  2 - Minimally reached 24 12.9 % 694,000 2.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 0.5 % 3,000 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 66 35.5 % 12,785,000 41.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 12 6.5 % 1,347,000 4.3 %
Totals 186   31,131,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Malaysia – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Abai Sungai
1,400


Acehnese
82,000


Americans, U.S.
8,600


Arab
14,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Bajau Bukit, Papar
1,900


Bajau, West Coast
236,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Balinese
5,700


© Copyrighted Photo
Banjarese, Banjar Malay
26,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Bateq
1,200


© Copyrighted Photo
Batu Punan
1,200


Bawean
55,000


Beketan, Manketa
300


Bintulu
11,000


Bisaya, Sabah
71,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Bonggi
5,100


British
15,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Brunei Malay, Kedayan
354,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Buginese
141,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Bukar Sadong, Bidayuh
69,000


Burmese
29,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Cham, Western
13,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Che Wong, Siwang
500


Chitties, Malaaccan Creole Malay
400


Dayak, Kendayan
15,000


Deaf
Unknown


© Copyrighted Photo
Duano, Orang Kuala
4,800


Dumpas
4,000


Dusun, Bundu
69,000


Dusun, Central
199,000


Dusun, Kadazan
74,000


Dusun, Keningau
2,000


Dusun, Kuala Monsok
300


Dusun, Kwijau
11,000


Dusun, Minokok
1,400


Dusun, Rungus
67,000


Dusun, Segama
800


Dusun, Sugut
17,000


Dusun, Sungai
49,000


Dusun, Tambunan
22,000


Dusun, Tempasuk
16,000


Dusun, Tuaran
20,000


Eurasian, Euronesian
57,000


Filipino, Tagalog
462,000


Garo, Kimaragang
2,500


Gujarati
29,000


Han Chinese, Cantonese
1,415,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Hainanese
398,000


Han Chinese, Hakka
1,752,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Hokkien
1,928,000


Han Chinese, Mandarin
1,000,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Bei
389,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Dong
260,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Puxian
29,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Teochew
1,017,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Xiang
64,000


Hindi
58,000


Hui
14,000


Ida'an, Eraans
15,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Indonesian
807,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Jah Hut, Cheres
4,400


© Copyrighted Photo
Jakun, Djakun
31,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Jama Mapun, Sama Mapun
16,000


Japanese
14,000


Javanese, Orang Jawa
649,000


Jehai
1,500


Kadazan, Central
33,000


Kadazan, Eastern
29,000


Kadazan, Klias River
2,000


Kanowit
500


Kayan, Baram
11,000


Kelabit
5,500


Kensiu
300


Kenyah, Kelinyau
15,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Kenyah, Sibop
4,500


Kenyah, Tutoh
1,600


Kenyah, Upper Baram
25,000


Kenyah, Western
3,300


Kimaragan, Tandek
24,000


Kinabatangan, Upper
14,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Kintaq
100


Kota Marudu Tinagas
2,800


Kristang
14,000


Lahanan
800


Lakiput
3,000


Lanas Lobu
5,100


Land Dayak, Biatah
90,000


Land Dayak, Lara
16,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Lanoh
400


Lundayeh, Lun Bawang
27,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Mah Meri, Besisi
3,900


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay
6,907,000


Malay, Cocos Islands
5,600


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay, East Malaysia
284,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay, Riau
117,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Malayali, Malayalam
172,000


Mamak, Talang
121,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Melanau
135,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Mendriq
200


Minangkabau, Orang Negeri
913,000


Molbog
2,500


Murut, Kalabakan
3,100


Murut, Keningau
9,300


Murut, Okolod
2,200


Murut, Paluan
4,600


Murut, Pandewan
1,700


Murut, Selungai
800


Murut, Sembakung
2,800


Murut, Serudung
1,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Murut, Tagal
51,000


Murut, Timogun
9,900


Nepali, general
227,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Orang Kanaq
200


Orang Pantai Timur
2,481,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Orang Seletar
1,800


Pashtun Northern
5,800


Penan
11,000


Persian
40,000


Punan Bah-Biau
1,200


Punjabi
66,000


Rejang Kayan, Lisum
8,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Rohingya
41,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Sa'ban
1,600


Sama Bangingi, Northern Sama
5,100


Sama, Southern
18,000


Sama-Bajau
20,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Sea Dayak, Iban
695,000


Sebuyau
9,100


Sekapan
2,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Semai, Central Sakai
56,000


Semelai
7,200


© Copyrighted Photo
Semoq Beri
2,300


Sinabu
900


Sindhi
29,000


Sinhalese
4,300


Sino-Native
29,000


Sonsogon
4,700


South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
79,000


Straits Chinese, Baba Creole
247,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Tambanua, Paitan
14,000


Tamil (Hindu traditions)
1,820,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Tamil, Jaffna
31,000


Tampias Lobu
4,100


Tatana
22,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Tausug, Sulu
212,000


Telugu
115,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Temiar
29,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Temoq
800


© Copyrighted Photo
Temuan, Benua
29,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Central
29,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Southern
4,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Tidung, Southern
3,000


Tobilung
10,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Tutong, Bisayan
24,000


Urdu
14,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Vietnamese
98,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Wolio
17,000


Yakan
1,200

Malaysia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Malaysia – Languages
(Click headings for sorting )
Definitions:
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Language
(click Language name for details)
Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abai Sungaiabf11Need?
Acehace11Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc11Portions
Bajau, West Coastbdr11None
Bakati', Raralra10Portions
Balaublg10Need?
Baliban11Complete
Banjarbjn11None
Batekbtq11None
Belaitbeg11Need?
Bengaliben11Complete
Berawan, Centralzbc11Portions
Berawan, Eastzbe10Need?
Berawan, Westzbw11Portions
Bidayuh, Bausne20None
Bidayuh, Biatahbth10Complete
Bidayuh, Bukar-Sadongsdo10None
Bidayuh, Tringgus-Sembaantrx10Need?
Bintulubny10None
Bisaya, Bruneibsb10Portions
Bisaya, Sabahbsy11Portions
Bonggibdg10Portions
Bruneikxd11None
Bugisbug11Complete
Bukitanbkn10None
Burmesemya11Complete
Cham, Westerncja11None
Cheq Wongcwg11Need?
Chinese, Hakkahak10Complete
Chinese, Mandarincmn31Complete
Chinese, Min Beimnp10NT
Chinese, Min Dongcdo10Complete
Chinese, Min Nannan30Complete
Chinese, Pu-Xiancpx10Complete
Chinese, Xianghsn11Need?
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Duanodup11None
Dumpasdmv10Need?
Dusun, Kadazandtp90Complete
Dusun, Sugutkzs10Need?
Englisheng30Complete
Ganagnq10Need?
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Ibaniba10Complete
Ida'andbj10Portions
Indonesianind10Complete
Iranunilm11None
Jah Hutjah11Portions
Jakunjak11None
Japanesejpn11Complete
Javanesejav10Complete
Jehaijhi10None
Kadazan, Klias Riverkqt10Need?
Kadazan, Labuk-Kinabatangandtb10NT
Kajamankag11Need?
Kannadakan11Complete
Kayan, Baramkys10Complete
Kayan, Rejangree10None
Kelabitkzi10Portions
Kendayanknx10None
Kensiukns11None
Kenyah, Mainstreamxkl20NT
Kenyah, Wahauwhk10None
Kimaragangkqr21Portions
Kinabatangan, Upperdmg30Portions
Kintaqknq11Need?
Kiputkyi10Need?
Kota Marudu Talantanggrm10Need?
Kuijaudkr10Need?
Lahananlhn11Need?
Lamaholotslp10None
Lanohlnh11Need?
Lobu, Lanasruu10Need?
Lobu, Tampiaslow10Need?
Long Watttw10None
Lotuddtr10Portions
Lun Bawanglnd10Complete
Maduramad11Complete
Mah Merimhe11None
Malaccan Creole Malayccm11Need?
Malaccan Creole Portuguesemcm10Portions
Malayzlm55Complete
Malay, Amboneseabs11Portions
Malay, Babambf10NT
Malay, Cocos Islandscoa11Need?
Malay, Kedahmeo11Need?
Malayalammal10Complete
Malaysian Sign Languagexml10None
Mapunsjm11Portions
Melanau, Centralmel10None
Melanau, Daro-Matudro10None
Melanau, Kanowit-Tanjongkxn11Need?
Melanau, Sibusdx11Need?
Minokokmqq10Need?
Minriqmnq11Need?
Mintilmzt11Need?
Molbogpwm11NT
Murikmxr11Need?
Murut, Bookanbnb10None
Murut, Kalabakankve10Need?
Murut, Keningaukxi10NT
Murut, Paluanplz20Need?
Murut, Selungaislg10Need?
Murut, Sembakungsbr10Need?
Murut, Serudungsrk10None
Murut, Taholmvv10Complete
Murut, Timugontih10NT
Naromnrm11Need?
Negeri Sembilan Malayzmi11Need?
Nepalinpi11Complete
Okolodkqv10Need?
Orang Kanaqorn11Need?
Orang Seletarors10Need?
Papardpp11Need?
Pashto, Northernpbu11Complete
Penan, Bah-Biaupna10None
Penan, Easternpez11NT
Penan, Westernpne11NT
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Punan Batupnm10Need?
Punjabi, Easternpan11Complete
Remunlkj10None
Rohingyarhg11None
Rungusdrg10Complete
Sa'bansnv10Portions
Sama, Balangingihsse11NT
Sama, Centralsml11NT
Sama, Southernssb11Portions
Sebopsib10Need?
Sebuyausnb10None
Sekapanskp10Need?
Semaisea10Portions
Semaq Beriszc11None
Semelaisza11None
Semnamssm11None
Sianspg11Need?
Sindhisnd11Complete
Sinhalasin11Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tamiltam21Complete
Tatanatxx10None
Tausugtsg11NT
Telugutel11Complete
Temiartea10None
Temoqtmo11None
Temuantmw10None
Ten'edntnz11None
Thaitha11Complete
Thai, Southernsou11Portions
Tidong, Southernitd10None
Tidong, Tangshangntd10None
Tobilungtgb10None
Tombonuotxa10NT
Tringtgq11Need?
Ukitumi11Need?
Uma' Lasanxky10Need?
Urduurd11Complete
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Woliowlo11None
Yakanyka11NT
Totals: 161 186 83   74 38 46 78 18
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Malaysia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 3.3 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Malaysia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Malaysia. Ministries in the Malaysia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Southeast Asia section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Malaysia   Ministries in Southeast Asia
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Country Level Ministries Size
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Regional Level Ministries Size
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Data Sources
 
People Selector:
Malaysia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 31,131,000
Percent Urbanization 74 %
Total People Groups 186
Unreached People Groups 83
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Malay
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 8.6%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 3.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 31 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.789 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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