People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Acehnese in Malaysia

Acehnese

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Acehnese in Malaysia map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
81,000 Aceh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Acehnese in Malaysia

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The Aceh are a blend of many races. They are also known as the Akhir, A-Tsing and Urueng.

Most Aceh people live on the northern tip of Indonesia's island of Sumatra in Aceh Province. They are the majority ethnic group there. Their provincial capital of Banda Aceh used to be a stopover for Southeast Asian Muslims traveling by ship to Mecca.

In the 21st century, there have been a couple of times when Aceh people have fled to Malaysia. This has either been because of civil unrest and the resulting marshal law, which affects the local people, or because of natural disasters. In both cases the Acehnese in Malaysia are living under desperate circumstances.

Where are they located?
Acehnese are often not allowed to legally live and work in Malaysia. For that reason, many of them stay near the construction sites and other places of work, ready to flee whenever they see a police officer approaching.

What are their lives like?
Some Acehnese are able to find low-paying jobs as construction workers and venders in Malaysia, but a large number of them cannot find work. They are at risk of being trafficked into slave-like conditions. Those who find work are expected to send money back to their families in Indonesia.

What are their beliefs?
Known throughout Indonesia as devout followers of Islam, they are very proud of their Muslim faith. Their devotion to Islam has sometimes led to militancy and violence against the Indonesian government, which they consider to be less devoted to Islam.

What are their needs?
The Aceh people in Malaysia need to find ways to contribute to the local economy, and earn an honest living. They need job skills so that they will not be vulnerable to those who will try to exploit them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Chinese and Indonesian believers to help them gain work skills that will allow them to earn a good living.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to break through to Aceh people so that they will forsake the darkness and seek the One who is the Light of the World.
* Pray for a church planting movement among Aceh people in Malaysia that will spread to those living in Indonesia.

References
https://books.google.com/books?id=50yfyy0F0bQC&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq=Acehnese+Malaysia+work&source=bl&ots=xk8Kn1I2gO&sig=oDnSaO8DCtOioA2iBzUNwNkRZvY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjohbPRpZTOAhUP8GMKHUV1DSEQ6AEIKDAB#v=onepage&q=Acehnese%20Malaysia%20work&f=false
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=894884
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acehnese_people
https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/malaysia0404.pdf
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/geotgb/Nah%20and%20Bunnell.pdf
https://books.google.com/books?id=kQznBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22Acehnese+in+Kuala%22&source=bl&ots=mAe42SCPTC&sig=m49pYgd4E3A-R-1UjIT5Ks34d80&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHssGqm5TOAhUBwWMKHSAbALgQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=%22Acehnese%20in%20Kuala%22&f=false

View Acehnese in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
Persecution Rank:31 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Acehnese
People Name General: Acehnese
Alternate People Names:
AchehneseAtjeh
ROP3 Code: 100036
Joshua Project People ID: 10144
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 81,000
Population all Countries: 3,526,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Aceh of Sumatra
People Name General: Acehnese
Ethnic Code: MSY44b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Aceh (81,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ace    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1973
New Testament:
1996Audio
Complete Bible: 1997
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoThe Word of God (Indigitube.tv)
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Acehnese in Malaysia

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    Aceh of Sumatra     Southeast Asia    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Acehnese Malaysia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Acehnese in Malaysia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Aceh  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.unreachedresources.org/people-profile.php?peo3=10144&rog3=MY