People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Malay of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 16,940

ROP3 Code: 106144
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malay
Language: Standard Malay - (zsm)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Malaysia

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 4,590

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 240

  Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN - 200

  Wilmington, NC - 126

  Longview-Tyler, TX - 70

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Brief Profile

The Malay people migrated from peninsular and east Malaysia. They will often identify themselves as Malaysian. However, Malaysians are a nationality, consisting of not only the Malay people group but also various ethnic Chinese, ethnic South Asian Indians, or aboriginal peoples.

A large percentage of Malay people originally migrated as students, then after graduating found employment. As a result, many are well-educated.

They pride in their cultural heritage and place great emphasis on family and community dependence. In fact, their value orientation is still very much influenced by community. They are a very social people and dependence upon community is considered normal and healthy.

The majority adhere to Islam. In fact, in their homeland of Malaysia, to be ethnic Malay means to be Muslim and to be Muslim means one is ethnic Malay.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical will welcome Malays studying in universities into their homes, welcoming them to become a part of their family.
  • Pray evangelical Christians will invest time in the lives of the Malay, becoming their friends and extended family.
  • Pray God will work in the hearts and minds of Malay people via dreams, the reading of the Bible, and other means.


Global Recordings Network
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON4,590
United StatesFort WorthDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX240
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN200
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC126
United StatesTylerLongview-TylerTX70
United StatesOdessaOdessaTX62
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY20

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