Malaysian Malay in Ireland


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Malay people of Peninsular Malaysia make up the majority of the Malay peoples in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. In Malaysia, people are classified as Malay by the federal constitution if they speak their national language, Bahasa Malaysia, practice Malay customs, and are followers of Islam. The Malay of Peninsular Malaysia find much pride in their cultural heritage and place great emphasis on family and community dependence. Their cultural heritage and family units are tested when they move to European countries like Ireland where they are a small minority.


Where Are they Located?

The Malays in Ireland are most likely to live in urban centers like Dublin and Cork.


What Are Their Lives Like?

It is difficult for Malays Ireland to maintain a pure culture because there are so few of them. They use English as a trade language rather than Malay, and they might not even have their own cultural center. They do, however, manage to retain their Islamic religion and cultural events.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Malay have early roots in Hinduism, and you can find traces of this in certain aspects of their culture such as weddings. For instance, the bride and groom will paint their hands with henna and will sit upon a platform for hours for the guests to admire. Today they are solidly Sunni Muslim.

Islam was brought to Malaysia by Arabic and Indian traders many centuries ago, and the Malay people have come to embrace and ardently follow the Islamic faith. All Malay people are considered Islamic though levels of devotion to the religion are varied. Even those who half-heartedly follow Islam participate in the fasting month, and the Malay people of affluence will go on the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once if not many times during their lifetime.


What Are Their Needs?

While the Malay place great emphasis on family, it is ironic that one of their greatest needs lies in the breakdown of the family unit. Divorce and youth issues are challenges facing the Malay family both in Malaysia and in Ireland.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Malay, Malaysian in Ireland.

* Pray for workers to go to the Malay people in Ireland, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.
* Pray for networks of believing Malay families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
* Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Malay people with His presence and mercy.
* Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple others.
* Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Malay people.


References

https://blog.limkitsiang.com/2017/08/22/solving-the-malay-problem-learning-from-others/

https://www.internations.org/ireland-expats/malaysians

https://www.johngrenham.com/findasurname.php?surname=malay


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

The Malays

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Malay
People Name in Country Malay, Malaysian
Pronunciation muh-LAY
Natural Name Malaysian Malay
Population this Country 3,500
Population all Countries 17,309,000
Total Countries 24
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Javar; Malao-Polynesian; Melaju; Melayu; माले
People ID 13437
ROP3 Code 106144
Country Ireland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Ireland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Malay (3,500 speakers)
Language Code zlm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Malay (3,500 speakers)
Language Code zlm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malay

Primary Language:  Malay

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1629-1932)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1668-1974)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1733-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malay
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.45 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.20 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.30 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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