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]
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