34 Facts About Malay people


Deutero-Malays are Iron Age people descended partly from the subsequent Austronesian peoples who came equipped with more advanced farming techniques and new knowledge of metals.

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The Deutero-Malay people settlers were not nomadic compared to their predecessors, instead they settled and established kampungs which serve as the main units in the society.

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The early inhabitants of the Malay people Archipelago was chronicled to be the adherence of indigenous animism and shamanism, strikingly similar to other indigenous religions of Eastern Asia, such as Shintoism.

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At its height, the Old Malay people language was used as its official language and became the lingua franca of the region, replacing Sanskrit, the language of Hinduism.

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Malay people's dynasty ruled the island kingdom until the end of the 14th century, when the Malay polity faced the wrath of Javanese invaders.

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Malay people was eventually defeated by the forces of the Pandyan dynasty from Tamil Nadu in 1263 and was killed by the brother of Emperor Sadayavarman Sundara Pandyan I The invasion marked an unrivaled feature in the history of Southeast Asia, it was the only time there was an armed maritime expedition beyond the borders of the region.

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Dayak chiefs were incorporated into the Malay people hierarchy, being given the official titles of Datuk, Temenggong and Orang Kaya.

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Malacca sultanate herself fought two wars with the Siamese while northern Malay people states came intermittently under Siamese dominance for centuries.

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Nonetheless, in a series of massacres known as Pontianak incidents, the Japanese assassinated virtually all of the West Kalimantan Malay people sultans, including a large numbers of Malay people intelligentsias after they have been falsely accused of planning an uprising and coup d'etat against the Japanese.

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The rise of Malay people nationalism was largely mobilised by three nationalist factions – the radicals distinguishable into the Malay people left and the Islamic group which were both opposed to the conservative elites.

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Malay people leftists were represented by Kesatuan Melayu Muda, formed in 1938 by a group of Malay people intelligentsia primarily educated in Sultan Idris Training College, with an ideal of Greater Indonesia.

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Malay people language is one of the major languages of the world and of the Austronesian family.

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Old Malay people contained some terms last until today, but remained unintelligible to modern speakers, while the modern language is already largely recognisable in written Classical Malay people, which the oldest form dating back to 1303 CE.

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Malay people evolved extensively into Classical Malay people through the gradual influx of numerous Arabic and Persian vocabulary, when Islam made its way to the region.

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An adapted Arabic script called Jawi was used replacing the Kawi script, Islamic religious and cultural terminologies were abundantly assimilated, discarding many Hindu-Buddhist words, and Malay people became the language of Islamic medium of instruction and dissemination throughout Southeast Asian region.

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At the height of Malacca's power in the 15th century, the Classical Malay people spread beyond the traditional Malay people speaking world and resulted in a lingua franca that was called Bahasa Melayu pasar or Bahasa Melayu rendah as opposed to the Bahasa Melayu tinggi of Malacca.

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Apart from the standard Malay people, developed within the Malacca-Johor sphere, various local Malay people dialects exist.

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Malay people language was historically written in Pallawa, Kawi and Rencong.

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The classical Malay people folklore is composed of traditional songs and music, heroic poems, animal fables, ghost stories, past events, fairy tales, symbolic lore, myths and bardic tales.

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Era of classical Malay people literature started after the arrival of Islam and the invention of Jawi script .

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Malay people's work was an inspiration to future generations of writers and marks an early stage in the transition from classical Malay literature to modern Malay literature.

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Early Malay people communities were largely animists, believing in the existence of semangat in everything.

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However, Srivijayan architecture was mostly represented at Chaiya in the Malay people peninsula, which was an important centre during the Srivijaya period.

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The Malay people earthen is usually unglazed, with the ornamental designs were carved when the pottery is semi-dried during its construction process.

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Laksa, a hybrid of Malay people and Peranakan Chinese cuisine is a popular dish.

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Malay cuisine adopted and received visible influence from some of their closest neighbours' cuisine traditions, such as rendang adopted from the Minangkabaus in Pagaruyung, and satay from Java, however Malay people has developed their own distinctive taste and recipes.

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Mention of locally made textiles as well as the predominance of weaving in the Malay people peninsula was made in various Chinese and Arab accounts.

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The coastal areas were historically known to observed the Mandi Safar or Puja Pantai ceremony, a purifying bath during the Islamic month of Safar, originally emulated from the ancient pre-Islamic Malay people holy cleansing rituals; and Pesta Menuai, a harvest festival celebrated by the inland and agrarian Malay people communities by traditional games, theatre, Joget and other repertoire of dance-play.

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The era hosted a number of other prominent items in the Malay people regalia cast in gold, including ceremonial box, Tepak sirih and parts of Keris.

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Additionally, other prominent traditional Malay people items made from metal includes flower vases, perfume sprinkles, serving trays, cooking pots, kettle and incense burners.

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Traditionally, a Malay people would embedded his Keris from the front, an honour that the weapon is more paramount compared to the wearer and a constant reminder that one is always equipped to combat the nemesis.

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Sepak Raga and kite flying are among traditional games that were mentioned in the Malay people Annals being played by nobilities and royalties of the Malay people sultanate.

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Malay people names are patronymic and can be consisted of up to four parts; a title, a given name, the family name, and a description of the individual's male parentage.

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The corridor of Bornean Malay people territories begins north from southwestern Sabah, continues with the country of Brunei Darussalam, coastal Sarawak and continues down to Kalimantan.

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