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Kintaq in Malaysia

Kintaq

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
100 Kintaq Ethnic Religions 1.20 % 1.00 % No No   

Kintaq in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
The Kintaq are one of the nineteen Orang Asli people groups living in Peninsular Malaysia. They come under the Semang (officially called Negrito) subgroup. Their language is very close to that of the Kensiu, another Orang Asli tribe with whom they share settlements and have close socioeconomic relations.

Most of the nomadic Kintaq have settled down mainly in the jungle areas of Grik in the Hulu Perak district of Perak. A few Kintaq live in Kelantan.

What are their lives like?
Their main economic activities are hunting and gathering jungle produce. They collect forest produce for trade in the local market as well as for their own consumption. Some have learned basic farming, but the harvest is never enough to support their families. A few make their living as employees in plantations and factories.

Like the Kensiu, the Kintaq have very little formal education. They have also resisted schooling because of its association with Malay culture and the Islamic religion. Most of them are illiterate and uneducated. Therefore, they struggle to keep pace with the other people groups in a developing and fast changing Malaysian society.

Traditionally, the Kintaq were nomadic people moving in bands within a defined area. They dressed in rudimentary clothing made from bark, roots, leaves, and fibers of trees and vines. Since commercialization has spread even to the remotest areas in the Malay Peninsula, most have settled down permanently. Today, they live in standard houses developed by the Department of Aborigines Affairs - a small version of a the rural Malay house. Prefabricated from wooden timbers and planks, a typical Kintaq house is a rectangular structure on short posts with a veranda at the front, one or two living or sleeping rooms, and a kitchen at the back.

They have also adopted modern clothing for the monthly occasions when they come in touch with the outside world. Their small stature, dark brown skin and curly, kinky hair make them rather easily distinguished from other people.

What are their beliefs?
The Kintaq are basically animists. Most of them follow their traditional religion, a complex set of beliefs and practices that connect them to their environment and fellow Kintaq. They have a large body of myths and legends together with a belief in supernatural deities. They also perform diverse religious practices, many of which are borrowed from neighboring tribes. However, they would deny having a certain form of worship and belief. Like their cousin Kensiu, their outlook on life is "Live for today. Let tomorrow take care of itself." They believe that nature will give blessings, but they also believe in the presence of spirits in places like bridges, graves, and nature.

What are their needs?
The Kintaq have been left behind in the rising prosperity of the nation. In effect, they are actually becoming even poorer. To make matters worse, they are not receiving any formal education or skills training. Pray that God will call out resourceful believers to help them from even a more difficult situation in the future. Pray for "beautiful feet" that will travel to tell the Kintaq the good news.

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Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:42 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Peninsular, Kedah-Perak border area, Thai border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kintaq
People Name General: Kintaq
Alternate People Names:
KentaKintaq Negrito
ROP3 Code: 105020
Joshua Project People ID: 12701
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: West Malaysia Indigenous
People Name General: Kintaq
Ethnic Code: AUG05
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kintaq (100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): knq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.20 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam32.80 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant55.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
 
(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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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Kintaq in Malaysia

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