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Semnam in Malaysia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Semnam Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Semnam in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
Semnam is more of a language than an ethnic group. Lanoh is the name of the people group that speaks this language.

Where are they located?
The Lanoh people live in only Malaysia.

What are their lives like?
The Lanoh people are a small hunter-gatherer tribe. Tribes that live by hunting and gathering are becoming less and less common. It is hard to survive when other people groups have better tools for taking the resources that you need like wild game and wood.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Lanoh people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Though the Lanoh people will have to face great changes in the years to come, they might be resistant to those who want them to change "religion," since their traditional beliefs are among the only thing they can keep in a changing world.

What are their needs?
The Lanoh people need to find ways to thrive as a people in a rapidly changing part of the world.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to send His children to help them cope with drastic changes in their lifestyle.
* Pray that Lanoh elders in Malaysia will have dreams and visions of Jesus that will open their hearts to Him.
* Pray for spiritual openness among the Lanoh people.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Lanoh people in Malaysia.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* 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.


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Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Peninsular, North central Perak State.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Semnam
People Name General: Semnam
ROP3 Code: 108828
Joshua Project People ID: 14845
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 1,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: West Malaysia Indigenous
People Name General: Semnam
Ethnic Code: AUG03z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Semnam (1,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ssm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions67.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam33.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Semnam in Malaysia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    West Malaysia Indigenous     Asia, Southeast    
      Semnam Malaysia    
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            Semnam in Malaysia          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Semnam  
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