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Sunday, June 5, 2011
The demographic of Malaysia is represented by the multiple ethnic groups that exist in this country. Among the various ethnic groups that made up the multiracial society in malaysia are:
- The Aborigins
Malaysia's population, as of September 2008 is estimated to be 27,730,000, which makes it the 43rd most populated country in the world.
Malays and other Bumiputra groups make up 65% of the population which is more than half (1/20 of the whose population, Chinese 26%, Indians 8% and the other unlisted ethnic group 1%.
Cultures have been meeting and mixing in Malaysia in the very beginning of its history. More than fifteen hundred years ago a Malay kingdom in Bujang Valley welcomed traders from China and India. With the arrival of gold and silks, Buddhism and Hinduism also came to Malaysia. A thousand years later, Arab traders arrived in Malacca and brought with them principles and practices of Islam. By the time the Portuguese arrived Malaysia, the empire that they encountered was more cosmopolitan than their own.
WHO ARE MALAYSIANS?
The Malay are Malaysia's largest ethnic group, accounting for over half the population and the national language. With the oldest indigenous peoples they form a group called Bumiputra, which translates as “sons” or “princes of the soils.” almost all Malays are Muslims. Traditional Malay culture centers around the kampung or village.
The Chinese traded with Malaysia for centuries, then settled in number during the 19th century when word of riches in the Nanyang, or “south seas,” spread across China. Though perhaps a stereotype, the Chinese are regarded as Malaysia's businessmen, having succeeded in many industries. When they first arrived, however, Chinese often worked the most grueling jobs like tin mining and railway construction. Most Chinese are tao Buddhist and retain strong to their ancestral homeland.
Indians had been visiting Malaysia for over 2,000 years, but did not settle en masse until the 19th century. Most came from south India, fleeing a poor economy. Arriving in Malaysia, many worked as rubber tappers, while others built the infrastructure or worked as administers and small businessmen. Their culture with it's exquisite Hindu temples, cuisine, and colorful garments is visible throughout the land.
The oldest inhabitants of Malaysia are it's tribal peoples and they represent a majority in Sarawak and Sabah. Though Malaysia's tribal people prefer to be categorized by their individual tribes, peninsular Malaysia blankets them under the term Orang Asli, or “original people.” in Sarawak the dominant tribal groups are the Dayak, who typically live in longhouses and are either Iban (Sea Dayak) or Bidayuh (Land Dayak). In Sabah, the most tribes fall under the term Kadazan. All of Malaysia's tribal people generally share a strong spiritual tie to the rain forest.
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1”Population (updated 5 september 2008)”.
Department of statistics Malaysia. 5 september 2008.
2Census of Population and housing malaysia 2000.
Dept of statistics of malaysia.