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The Iranun Of Sabah: Language And Culture Of An Endangered Minority In Malaysia


Chin, JU and Smith, K, The Iranun Of Sabah: Language And Culture Of An Endangered Minority In Malaysia, Pelanduk Publications, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 228. ISBN 9789679789690 (2011) [Edited Book]


The Iranum, an ethnolinguistic group in the Malaysian state of Sabah (previously North Borneo), are a people whose origins and pre-colonial history remains a mystery. For most of their recent history, their identity has been attributed to them by outsiders. Their traditional textile forms have been absorbed and acculturated by other groups. Their material culture, musical instruments and clothing, have been adopted by others. Even their horsemanship has been credited to another ethnic group in Sabah. This volume explores various aspects, their language and customs including their music, traditional; birth practices, weddings and death. It shows how a small community in Sabah changes and adapts to a constantly shifting environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chin, JU (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:99752
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-04-08
Last Modified:2015-04-08

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