Language:  Malay

Population of Groups Speaking

24,403,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

40

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
PRIMARY Language
(40 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Acehnese Malaysia 91,000 ☀︎
 Bajau Bukit, Papar Malaysia 2,100
 Banjarese, Banjar Malay Malaysia 29,000 ☀︎
 Batu Punan Malaysia 1,300
 Bazaar Low Malay Creole Singapore 11,000 ☀︎
 Belitung Indonesia 117,000 ☀︎
 Buginese Malaysia 156,000 ☀︎
 Malay United Arab Emirates 29,000
 Malay Australia 183,000
 Malay Myanmar (Burma) 27,000 ☀︎
 Malay Canada 2,700
 Malay Cambodia 18,000 ☀︎
 Malay Comoros 1,000
 Malay Denmark 800
 Malay China, Hong Kong 20,000
 Malay Indonesia 3,325,000 ☀︎
 Malay Japan 9,600
 Malay Korea, South 9,700
 Malay Christmas Island 300
 Malay Madagascar 37,000
 Malay Netherlands 1,600
 Malay Malaysia 14,098,000 ☀︎
 Malay New Zealand 22,000
 Malay Saudi Arabia 19,000
 Malay Singapore 563,000
 Malay Taiwan 21,000
 Malay United States 21,000
 Malay Yemen 51,000
 Malay, Cocos Islands Malaysia 6,200 ☀︎
 Malay, Ketapang Indonesia 316,000 ☀︎
 Malay, Malaysian Ireland 3,600
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 61,000
 Malay, Pontianak Indonesia 327,000
 Malay, Riau Singapore 17,000
 Malay, Riau Indonesia 1,923,000 ☀︎
 Malay, Sambas Indonesia 516,000 ☀︎
 Malay, Sumatera North Indonesia 2,318,000 ☀︎
 Orang Kanaq Malaysia 200
 Tamiang Indonesia 47,000 ☀︎
 Temoq Malaysia 800
  Totals:  40     39
SECONDARY Language
(5 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Bangka Indonesia 450,000
 Kelabit Indonesia 900
 Kelabit Malaysia 6,100
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 373,000
 Minangkabau, Orang Negeri Malaysia 1,010,000 ☀︎
  Totals:  5     2

Language Alternate Names
Akit
Bahasa Daerah
Bahasa Malayu
Bahasa Melayu
coastal Jambi
Coastal Terengganu
Colloquial Malay
Informal Malay
Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor
Kapuas Hulu
Landak
Local Malay
Lubu
Malayu
Northwestern Kalimantan
Orang Hulu
Orang Kuala
Pahang
Riau islands
Riau islands (Sea Tribe dialects)
Riau Mainland
S
Sakai
Sanggau
Sarawak (Sarawak Malay)
Sarawak Malay
Sea Tribe dialects
Sekadau
Sintang
Southeast Island
Tamiang

Dialects
Akit
Bangka
Belitung
Bulongan
Capur Acu
Coastal Jambi
Coastal Terengganu
Daya
Deli
Inland Terengganu
Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor
Kapuas Hulu
Kelantan
Ketapang
Landak
Lengkayap
Malay
Mali
Mentuka
Northwestern Kalimantan
Paga Alam
Pahang
Pontianak
Riau
Riau islands
Riau Mainland
Rokan Hili
Sakai
Sambas
Sanggau
Sarawak
Sekadau
Sintang
Southeast Island
Southwestern Coastal Kalimantan
Sukadana
Suku Laut
Tamiang
Tanjung Raja
Tebang
Tembaga
Upstream Western Kalimantan
West Borneo Coast Malay

Dialect Alternate Names
Bahasa Bangka
Bulongan Malay
Colloquial Malay
Deli Malay
Doih
Johor
Local Malay
Malay: Bangka
Malay: Belitung
Malay: Daya
Malay: Inland Terengganu
Malay: Kelantan
Malay: Ketapang
Malay: Riau
Malay: Ritok
Malay: Sambas
Malay: Sarawak
Malayisch
Malayu
Melayu Bangka
Melayu Sambas
Melayu: Bulongan
Melayu: Daya
Melayu: Paga Alam
Melayu: Pontianak
Melayu: Riau
Melayu: Sambas
Melayu: Tanjung Raja
Mentuka-Doih
Riouw-lingga
Ritok
Sarawak
Sarawak Malay
Siantan
Tobak
Toba'k


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1629-1932
New Testament 1668-1974
Complete Bible 2015
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
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World Bible Finder
Resource Directories
Scripture Earth
Language Archives
Linguist List
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Format Resource (Direct link) Source (General link)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malay Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Malay Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press



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