Ethnic Labels and Identity among Kadazans in Penampang, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo)
This thesis explores what it means to be Kadazan today by studying the interplay between the Kadazans’ ethnic fluidity and their formal ethnic labels. The Kadazans, who come from Sabah, Malaysia, on the northern end of Borneo, are typically classified as non-Muslim indigenes. They are among Sabah’s most culturally mixed groups and their use of a plethora of ethnic labels testifies to this. Yet, the Kadazans’ lack of a definitive label has been criticised as...[Show more]
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