Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Orang Asli People of the Malay Peninsular - A Historic Video

According to Wikipedia 'Orang Asli' is a generic Malaysian term used officially for non-Malay people indigenous to Peninsular Malaysia. Officially, there are 18 orang asli tribes, categorised under three main groups according to their different languages and customs.

So much has changed for the Orang Asli people since a German film crew made the video below in the 1930's.  Jalil, a member of the Senoi group of tribes, is one of the main protagonists in 'Merdeka'.  His world was not so far removed from the world of the people that you can watch below.  Sadly deforestation and land grabs for development have now significantly changed their world............

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