• PEOPLE NAME: MELAYU RIAU OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22517

ROP: 108373

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Melayu of Sumatra

Language: Standard Malay - (zsm)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 2,200,000

Global Population: 2,200,000


PEID: 22517

ROP: 108373

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Melayu Riau of Indonesia, numbering 2,200,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Melayu of Sumatra people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Standard Malay. The primary religion practiced by the Melayu Riau 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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