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Malay, Cocos Islands in Australia

Malay, Cocos Islands

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,200 Malay, Cocos Islands Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Malay, Cocos Islands in Australia

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Summary
The Cocos Malays are the majority population of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, a territory of Australia. The Malay were the first permanent inhabitants of the island, along with Alexander Hare. They were brought as slaves and members of his harem. When a previous claimant, John Clunies-Ross, arrived a year later in 1827, he took the island back, employing the existing population in the harvest of coconuts. Because of the unbroken European rule of the islands, the culture has been mostly Western. The majority of the group is Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles
The majority religion in this small island territory is Islam. There may be resistance to attempts to share the gospel.

Outreach Ideas
Aside from coconut harvesting and a bit of tourism the Cocos Islands have little sustainability. Perhaps the believers there could create a micro-business that would benefit their Muslim neighbors as they simultaneously share Christ with them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
The Christians living on the islands are in the minority and may feel very isolated. Pray they will meet together in joyful unity.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among families and communities. Pray the Cocos Islanders will continue to feel empowered in making decisions that affect them. Pray they will not be exploited by interests external to the island.

Scripture Focus
"The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad." Psalm 97:1

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Country: Australia
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Cocos (Keeling) Islands Territory; Christmas Island Territory.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Malay, Cocos Islands
People Name General: Malay, Cocos Islands
Alternate People Names:
Cocos IslanderKukus
ROP3 Code: 102252
Joshua Project People ID: 11399
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,200
Population all Countries: 8,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malay
People Name General: Malay, Cocos Islands
Ethnic Code: MSY44k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Malay, Cocos Islands (1,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): coa    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
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
 
 
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None Reported
 
 
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Malay, Cocos Islands in Australia

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