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Iban

Iban
They were formerly known as Sea Dayaks during the colonial period. Ibans were renowned for practicing headhunting and tribal/territorial expansion. A long time ago, being a very strong and successful warring tribe, the Ibans were a much feared tribe in Borneo. They were known as the Iban language. With...

Kadazans

Kadazans
The Kadazans are an ethnic group living and representing the state of Sabah in Malaysia. Due to similarities in culture and language with the Dusun another ethnic group in term of culture and politic issue, they unified themselves and thus a new name emerged called “Kadazan-dusun” which known...

Indian

Indian
The Indian community in Malaysia is the smallest of the three main ethnic groups, accounting only 10% of the country’s population. Tamils, Malayalees and Telegu-speaking people make up over 85% of the people of Indian origin in the country.. Indians first came to Malaya for barter trade, especially...

Chinese

Chinese
The first Chinese record to settle in and around Malacca during the grand Sultanate of Malacca period, gradually absurd the elements of Malaysian culture and intermarried with local community and with this, a new ethnic group called babas (male) and nyonyas (female) emerged. Babas and nyonyas as a group...

Malay

Malay
Malay is the largest ethnic group, accounting for over half the population and the national language. By definition of the Malaysian constitution, all Malays are Muslims. Traditional Malay culture can still be found in the village. Malays in different areas of the country speak their own unique dialects...

Truly Malaysian One

Truly Malaysian One
Malaysia culture is represented by multiple ethnic groups that exist as of September 2008, is estimated to be 27,730,000, which makes it the 43rd most populated country in the world. The main ethnic groups are the Malays as well as large populations of Chinese, Indians, Kadazan (Sabah), Iban (Sarawak)...