Orang Asli

Aborigines, Indigenous People

The Orang Asli are Malaysia's indigenous people, the aborigines and natives of the land. They are a diverse collection of tribes - each with a unique language, subtle nuances in physical appearance and different localities across Peninsular Malaysia. What all share in common is a culture intrisically tied to the rainforest environment - their livelihoods are sustained by its harvests through hunting, fishing, collecting and farming. In the Cameron Highlands, most of the Orang Asli come from the Temiah tribe. These people live mostly in villages and settlement areas stretching from the foothills of Tapah all the way up to Brinchang town and then down to Kuala Terla.
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