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The Japanese Malay: Ethnic Categorisation in Southwest Borneo

Helliwell, Christine J


The distinction found throughout Borneo between those peoples locally termed Dayak (Dayaks) and those locally termed Melayu (Malays) is most commonly understood as one between non-Islamic indigenous peoples (Dayaks) and Islamic indigenous peoples (Malays). While Borneo peoples recognize that not all Muslims are Malays, they nevertheless often appear to make a correlation between Muslim and Malay. This article argues that in parts of the island the distinction is more complex than such an easy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia and Oceania)
DOI: 10.1163/22134379-17002022
Access Rights: Open Access


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