Semnam is more of a language than an ethnic group. Lanoh is the name of the people group that speaks this language.
The Lanoh people live in only Malaysia.
The Lanoh people are a small hunter-gatherer tribe. Tribes that live by hunting and gathering are becoming less and less common. It is hard to survive when other people groups have better tools for taking the resources that you need like wild game and wood.
The primary religion practiced by the Lanoh people is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Though the Lanoh people will have to face great changes in the years to come, they might be resistant to those who want them to change "religion," since their traditional beliefs are among the only thing they can keep in a changing world.
The Lanoh people need to find ways to thrive as a people in a rapidly changing part of the world.
Pray for the Lord to send His children to help them cope with drastic changes in their lifestyle.
Pray that Lanoh elders in Malaysia will have dreams and visions of Jesus that will open their hearts to Him.
Pray for spiritual openness among the Lanoh people.
Pray for a disciple making movement among the Lanoh people in Malaysia.
Scripture Prayers for the Semnam in Malaysia.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Persecution Rank||43 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Peninsular, North central Perak State. Source: Ethnologue 2016|