ethnic groups

Orang Asli Leadership in Malaysia

The Orang Asli are the minority indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. Numbering 120,000 and distributed unevenly among 19 different linguistic groups, they represent the most marginalized of Malaysian society today. But the Orang Asli were not always the underclass—during early modern Malayan history, some Orang Asli groups, especially in Melaka, Johor, and Negri Sembilan, were [...]