• PEOPLE CLUSTER: WEST MALAYSIA INDIGENOUS

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 22

Population: 155,225

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 60,975

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 1,050

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: Malaysia consists of thirteen states and three federal territories separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Peninsular Malaysia shares a border with Thailand to the north. To the south is the island of Singapore. Peninsular Malaysia is also known as West Malaysia. This people cluster encompasses a number of relatively small people groups that are indigenous to West Malaysia.

Peoples within this cluster: Bateq; Chewong; Jah Hut; Jahai; Jakun; Lanoh; Mah Meri; Mendriq; Negrito, Kintaq; Negrito, Semang; Northern Sakai; Orang Kanaq; Orang Seletar; Punan Batu; Semai; Semaq Beri; Semelai; Temoq; Temuan; Urak Lawoi'

Countries where they are found: Malaysia; Singapore; Thailand


People groups: 22

Population: 155,225

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 60,975

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 1,050

Number of countries: 3