Orang Asli Community

Orang Asli Community

The Orang Asli (Aboriginal) community is an entity in the Malaysian society that is scattered throughout the country in Peninsular Malaysia except in Perlis and Penang. The largest Orang Asli population is found in Pahang, followed by Perak, Kelantan and the other states.   Orang Asli are traditionally animists and have their own customs and beliefs. They believe in the presence of gods and spirits. Their world view is greatly influenced by nature. As such, they believe forests, mountains, hills, lightning and others have their own meaning in the universe.  Such beliefs have given rise to certain r aituals and taboos in the Orang Asli community. 

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