National Library Board, Singapore Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Malaysia's original people: past, present and future of the Orang Asli. – Singapore: NUS
Press,  pages cm ISBN: 978-9971-69-861-4 (paperback) 1. Indigenous
Author: Kirk Endicott
Publisher: NUS Press
Category: Social Science
The Malay-language term for the indigenous minority peoples of Peninsular Malaysia, “Orang Asli”, covers at least 19 culturally and linguistically distinct subgroups. This volume is a comprehensive survey of current understandings of Malaysia’s Orang Asli communities (including contributions from scholars within the Orang Asli community), looking at language, archaeology, history, religion and issues of education, health and social change, as well as questions of land rights and control of resources. Until about 1960 most Orang Asli lived in small camps and villages in the coastal and interior forests, or in isolated rural areas, and made their living by various combinations of hunting, gathering, fishing, agriculture, and trading forest products. By the end of the century, logging, economic development projects such as oil palm plantations, and resettlement programmes have displaced many Orang Asli communities and disrupted long-established social and cultural practices. The chapters in the present volume show Orang Asli responses to the challenges posed by a rapidly changing world. The authors also highlight the importance of Orang Asli studies for the anthropological understanding of small-scale indigenous societies in general.
Educational policy and opportunities of Orang Asli: A study on indigenous people
in Malaysia. The Journal of Human Resource and ... Malaysia's original people:
Past, present and future of the Orang Asli (pp. 449–468). Singapore: NUS Press.
Author: Govindran Jegatesen
Category: Social Science
To date, most studies of Malaysia’s aboriginal people, the Orang Asli, have studied the community in either the rural or forest settings. This book, however, outlines the dynamics of Orang Asli migration to Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s most urbanised region – and explores the lived experiences of these individuals in the urban space. The book begins by charting the history of the Orang Asli under British colonial rule followed by the community’s experiences under the Malaysian government, in an attempt to provide a deeper understanding of the economic and social complexities facing the Orang Asli today. Based on extensive original research, the book goes on to discuss the interesting changes taking place among urban Orang Asli migrants with regards to gender dynamics, while exploring the unique ways in which these urban indigenous migrants maintain close links with their home communities in the rural spaces of Peninsular Malaysia. The book concludes by assessing how research on the urban Orang Asli fits into broader studies of urban and contemporary indigeneity in both Malaysia and abroad.
A Case Study of the Impact of Development on Indigenous Peoples Robert Knox
Dentan, Kirk Endicott, M. B. Hooker, Alberto G. Gomes. Please , Malaysia , don ' t
make the mistake of ignoring beauty in the rush to expand your tourism industry ...
Author: Robert Knox Dentan
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: Social Science
Sharply focused on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide, this book is part of a series of ethnographies, authored by leading figures in the field of anthropology and builds on introductoy material by going further in- depth and allowing readers to explore, virtually first hand, a particular issue and its impact on a culture. Concentrates on a well-researched, specific issue and its impact on a particular culture. Provides in-depth information on a particular culture, expanding the readerÕs grasp of the experiences and problems encountered by different cultures.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004. Denton, Robert Knox, Kirk Endicott
, Alberto G. Gomes, and M. B. Hooker. Malaysia and the Original People: A Case
Study of the Impact of Development on Indigenous Peoples. Needham Heights ...
Author: Ooi Keat Gin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country has a very large Indian and Chinese population. The spoken languages obviously vary at home, although Bahasa Malaysia is the official language and nearly everyone speaks English. There is also a mixture of religions, with Islam predominating among the Malays and others, Hinduism and Sikhism among the Indians, mainly Daoism and Confucianism among the Chinese, but also some Christians as well as older indigenous beliefs in certain places. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Malaysia.
Author: Maureen Frances TehanPublish On: 2017-10-31
Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan are located on the island of Borneo, known
collectively as East Malaysia, while the remainder ... For Orang Asli, see Kirk
Endicott, 'Introduction' in Kirk Endicott (ed), Malaysia's Original People: Past,
Present and ...
Author: Maureen Frances Tehan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Legal frameworks to 'reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (REDD+) are analysed to focus on protections and benefits for indigenous peoples and forest communities.
Two volumes of highly informative essays touch on the persistence of animistic
beliefs among Malays and the indigenous tribes in Malaysia. See: Kirk Endicott, Malaysia's Original People: Past, Present and Future of Orang Asli (Singapore: ...
Author: Khairudin Aljunied
Publisher: Religion and Global Politics
This book surveys the growth and development of Islam in Malaysia from the eleventh to the twenty-first century, investigating how Islam has shaped the social lives, languages, cultures and politics of both Muslims and non-Muslims in one of the most populous Muslim regions in the world. Khairudin Aljunied shows how Muslims in Malaysia built upon the legacy of their pre-Islamic past while benefiting from Islamic ideas, values, and networks to found flourishing states and societies that have played an influential role in a globalizing world. He examines the movement of ideas, peoples, goods, technologies, arts, and cultures across into and out of Malaysia over the centuries. Interactions between Muslims and the local Malay population began as early as the eighth century, sustained by trade and the agency of Sufi as well as Arab, Indian, Persian, and Chinese scholars and missionaries. Aljunied looks at how Malay states and societies survived under colonial regimes that heightened racial and religious divisions, and how Muslims responded through violence as well as reformist movements. Although there have been tensions and skirmishes between Muslims and non-Muslims in Malaysia, they have learned in the main to co-exist harmoniously, creating a society comprising of a variety of distinct populations. This is the first book to provide a seamless account of the millennium-old venture of Islam in Malaysia.
Orang Asli or 'original people' is the official term for the diverse indigenous
communities of Peninsula Malaysia. This diversity has been anthropologically
and administratively reduced to eighteen official subgroups which are in turn ...
Author: Tim Bunnell
Based on fieldwork in Malaysia, this book provides a critical examination of the country's main urban region. The study first provides a theoretical reworking of geographies of modernity and details the emergence of a globally-oriented, 'high-tech' stage of national development. The Multimedia Super Corridor is framed in terms of a political vision of a 'fully developed' Malaysia before the author traces an imagined trajectory through surrounding landscapes in the late 1990s. As the first book length academic analysis of the development of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area and the construction of the Multimedia Super Corridor, this work offers a situated, contextual account which will appeal to all those with research interests in Asian Urban Studies and Asian Sociology.
It attracts over 60,000 visitors every year hoping to see the park's 100 tigers and
over 600 elephants (the largest population in Southeast Asia). The park is also
home to Malaysia's oldest culture, the Batek or Orang Asli (“original people” in ...
Author: Bankston John
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
We Visit Malaysia takes middle school students on a wonderful journey to the Asian country of Malaysia. The book is written in a lively and interesting style that makes Malaysia come alive. The title contains Malaysia's history, geography, conflicts, culture, religions, politics, economy, and most importantly contemporary life in the country today. The country's vital statistics, timeline, place in the world, and a native recipe and craft are included. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.
The indigenous tribes who still live on the Peninsula are known as the Orang Asli
, Malay for“the original people”. ... immigrants, escaping poverty, war and
revolution, has swelled the population of Malaysia, which now stands at over 25
Author: David Leffman
The full-colour Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei is the ultimate guide to these three exciting Southeast Asian destinations, covering all their attractions, from amazing national parks and historic temples to gorgeous beaches and islands. This new, fully updated edition features redrawn maps, evocative photography and all-new author itineraries that take in both big sights and less visited spots. Revamped sections on Penang and Singapore offer more detail on cultural sights, new museums and budget accommodation; there's improved coverage of Sarawak's most popular national parks, Mulu and Bako; while old favourites like Mount Kinabalu and the Perhentian Islands get have been thoroughly revised. There's also plenty of practical information on topics like budget flights, river transport, etiquette and the excellent local cuisines to help you get the best out of your trip, whatever your budget.
Author: Georgia Butina-WatsonPublish On: 2007-06-07
The original people of Malaysia — Bumiputras — include Malays and other indigenous groups; who today total some 58% of the overall population. The
second largest ethnic group is Chinese, representing some 32%; whilst Indians
Author: Georgia Butina-Watson
In a world of increasing globalisation, where one high street becomes interchangeable with the next, Identity by Design addresses the idea of place-making and the concept of identity, looking at how these things can be considered as an integral part of the design process. Structured around a series of case studies including Prague, Mexico, Malaysia and Boston, the authors discuss an array of design approaches to explain and define the complex interrelated concepts. The concluding sections of the book suggest ideas for practical application in future design processes. With full colour images throughout, this book takes the discussion of place-identity to the next level, and will be valuable reading for all architects, urban designers, planners and landscape architects.
The Menraq Known as Semang or Negritos in official ethnological classification
and in many anthropological studies, the Menraq belong to a category of tribal people called Orang Asli (Original Peoples). On the basis of their language, ...
Author: Alberto Gomes
Category: Social Science
Bringing together over thirty years of detailed ethnographic research on the Menraq of Malaysia, this fascinating book analyzes and documents the experience of development and modernization in tribal communities. Descendents of hunter-gatherers who have inhabited Southeast Asia for about 40,000 years, the Menraq (also known as Semang or Negritos) were nomadic foragers until they were resettled in a Malaysian government-mandated settlement in 1972. Modernity and Malaysia begins with the ‘Jeli Incident’ in which several Menraq were alleged to have killed three Malays, members of the dominant ethnic group in the country. Alberto Gomes links this uncharacteristic violence to Menraq experiences of Malaysian-style modernity that have left them displaced, depressed, discontented, and disillusioned. Tracing the transformation of the lives of Menraq resulting from resettlement, development, and various ‘civilizing projects’, this book examines how the encounter with modernity has led the subsistence-oriented, relatively autonomous Menraq into a life of dependence on the state and the market. Challenging conventional social scientific understanding of concepts such as modernity and marginalization, and providing empirical material for comparison with the experience of modernity for indigenous peoples around the world, Modernity and Malaysia is a valuable resource for students and scholars of anthropology, development studies and indigenous studies, as well as those with a more general interest in asian studies.
By his own reckoning he was born 126 years ago into the Jakun tribe of orang
asli, literally Malaysia's original people', under lofty Gunung Tahan, the highest
mountain on the peninsula, deep in the thickly jungled heartlands. Pak Lasah's ...
Maps and new information make travel within and between these three nations easy--from the markets of Singapore to the stilt villages of Brunei the best tips are right here. The book also has the lowdown on the hottest shopping, entertainment and eating spots in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Melaka.
Craig J . Reynolds Australian National University Malaysia and the Original People : A Case Study of the Impact of Development on Indigenous Peoples .
Edited by Robert Knox Dentan , Kirk Endicott , Alberto G . Gomes and M . B .
In addition to the major ethnic groups, Malaysia also has the tribal groups of Iban,
Bidayuh, Kadazan, Dusun, and Malanau. Peninsular Malaysia names all the
tribal groups under the single term Orange Asli or Original People. The Malays
Author: Carolyn D'Avanzo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
With all of the cultural and ethnic information that could affect patient and family care, POCKET GUIDE TO CULTURAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 4th Edition is the perfect portable yet complete reference. This guide discusses the clinical implications of ethnic populations from over 170 countries with a wealth of information on each—from languages spoken to health care beliefs and practices to eye contact. Ideal for everyday use, this handbook is the most comprehensive and portable resource on the market for patient care. Alphabetically organized by country with all sections presented consistently to give you quick access to important cultural information. Presents comprehensive content on all cultural aspects that affect patient assessment. Includes brief descriptions of each country’s topography and provides maps to illustrate potential environmental etiologies of an illness. Updated international childhood immunization schedules and the latest information from the World Health Organization provide the most up-to-date healthcare standards from around the world. Extensive bibliographies give you resources for further information. A streamlined and concise format with thumb tabs dividing each section makes this pocket guide the perfect quick reference tool. Thoroughly updated content includes new country names and their demographics, patient data, health care practices, and other cultural implications that affect care of today’s culturally diverse patient population. New international contributors bring together a wealth of information on the specifics of care for patients from over 170 countries. Includes more historical and political information for each country to provide current background information. Increased emphasis on how a population appears in the worldview and how their religion affect decision-making gives you a fuller perspective on each country’s culture. More information on naturalistic healing and practices helps you treat patients from a variety of backgrounds.
Europeans , Eurasians , and Others Malaysia ' s population includes a tiny
minority of citizens of European ancestry , people who stayed on after the end of
British colonial rule in An old man at an Iban longhouse near Kuching , Sarawak .
Author: John S. Major
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of Malaysia and Brunei.
Author: Asian Farmer's Exchange ProgramPublish On: 2002
When they first arrived , however , Chinese often worked the most grueling jobs
like tin mining and railway construction . ... by their individual tribes , peninsular Malaysia blankets them under the term Orang Asli , or " Original People .
These include the Malays who number over 9 million , making them the largest
group in the country , and the orang asli , or the original people of Peninsular Malaysia . The indigenous peoples of East Malaysia , the largest groups being