Thursday, March 23, 2017

my-23In all, the indigenous peoples of Malaysia represent around 12% of the 28.6 million people in Malaysia. The Orang Asli are the indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. They number 180,000, representing a mere 0.6% of the national population. Anthropologists and administrators have traditionally categorized the 18 Orang Asli subgroups into Negrito (Semang), Senoi and Aboriginal-Malay. In Sarawak, the indigenous peoples are collectively called Orang Ulu or Dayak and include the Iban, Bidayuh, Kenyah, Kayan, Kedayan, Murut, Punan, Bisayah, Kelabit, Berawan and Penan. They constitute around 1,198,200 or 45.5% of Sarawak’s population of 2,633,100 people. In Sabah, the 39 different indigenous ethnic groups are called natives or Anak Negeri and make up about 2,140,800 or 60.5% of Sabah’s population of 3,540,300. The main groups are the Dusun, Murut, Paitan and Bajau. (IWGIA)

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