Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Malaysia's Christian Sea Gypsies

Jeremy Lim reports on a victory for "one of 18 tribes collectively known as Orang Asli, the 'natural population' of that land" — A tribe of Orang Asli allowed rebuild church.

The Orang Laut (Sea Nomads) seem to be to whom the author is referring as the "People of the Straits" rather than the various Negrito peoples among the Orang Asli that inhabit the peninsula. (The Malay word "orang" means man, as in "orang utan," man of the forest.)

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