Introduction / History The Kedahan Malay are also called Orang Utara. They live in Kedah, Penang and Perlis in northern Malaysia. They are among the earliest inhabitants in Malaysia.
Arabs and Malays married each other and some Kedahan Malays are descendants of the Arabs. They speak Kedahan Malay, Malaysian and other languages. In the Kedah Valley most are Kedahan Malays.
The Kedahan Malays have their own dance theater and have similar customs to other people in the rest of Malaysia.
They used to be mainly Hindus and Buddhists but now most of them are Sunni Muslims. They speak in a north Malaysian dialect as they come from the north of the country.
Prayer Points * Pray that as many of the Kedahan Malay have changed religion once that they will change again, this time to Christianity.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ. * Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people. * Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.