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Get to know some of the unique ethnic groups of Malaysia Borneo.

Unique on its own beautiful way, Sabah is a melting pot of various indigenous tribe.

The population itself consists of more than 31 different ethnics’ races with more than 80 different dialects or languages.

Each group have their own traditional outfits, ornaments, language, traditional laws and festivals.

 

KADAZAN-DUSUN

The Kadazan-Dusun is the largest ethnic group in Sabah that makes up almost 30% of the population.

Traditionally, they are mostly traditional farmers cultivating paddy rice and upland rice, as well as hunting and ravine fishing.

The Sumazau dance is the traditional dance of the Kadazan-Dusun community.

Photo taken by Suziana   (During the Launching of Sabah Bajau Sama Association (PBSS) Culture Centre Tuaran – 23 Mei 2017)

Wearing the black traditional lotud costume called “sukup kopio” and red rattan belts ‘lilimbo’ and gonob with “Linangkit”

 

BAJAU SAMAH

 

Photo taken by Suziana   (During the Launching of Sabah Bajau Sama Association (PBSS) Culture Centre Tuaran – 23 Mei 2017)

The second largest group in Sabah is the Bajau.

The Bajaus are more likely to be known as the “Cowboys of the East” (Bajaus from the West Coast) as they are really good horsemen that rear ponies, buffaloes, and cattle. During festivals and celebrations, they would normally dress up in their vibrant and colorful traditional outfit while riding their brightly decorated horse.

Photo taken by Suziana   (During the Launching of Sabah Bajau Sama Association (PBSS) Culture Centre Tuaran – 23 Mei 2017)

Bajau Samah ladies in their beautiful traditional custume. Their outfits are made up of brightly coloured satiny blouse, usually yellow called Badu Sipak. The flared sleeves show the cuffs of an under blouse in contrasting hue. They also consist of the Sarempak, Garigai, and Keku.

Photo taken by Suziana  (During the Launching of Sabah Bajau Sama Association (PBSS) Culture Centre Tuaran – 23 Mei 2017)

Bajau horsemen wear Bajau costumes and decorate his horse with colorful outfit.

If you enjoy seeing ethnic cultures, Sabah & Sarawak Malaysia would be the best place to start!

 

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