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PEID: 18487

ROP: 101933

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Filipino, Muslim

Language: Central Sama - (sml)

Alternate Name(s): Sabah Coastal, Pelau, Bajau Siasi, Pa lau, Sinama, Sea Gypsies, Bajau Laut

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Malaysia

Also found in: Philippines

Population: 67,000

Global Population: 205,000

PEID: 18487

ROP: 101933

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Central Sama of Malaysia, numbering 67,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Filipino, Muslim people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 205,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Central Sama. The primary religion practiced by the Central Sama is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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