Collection Description

Culture Name

Sama-Bajau

Culture Description

The Sama-Bajau are a traditionally nomadic, boat-dwelling “sea-people” found in coastal areas from eastern Borneo to the Moluccas, and from southern Mindanao to the Lesser Sunda Islands. Sustained primarily by fishing, a large and growing proportion are land-dwelling horticulturalists, vendors and laborers, fully converted to Islam. Boat-dwellers have retained a strongly egalitarian ethos and elements of their indigenous religious practices.

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Region

Asia --Southeast Asia

Countries

Indonesia

Malaysia

Philippines

OWC Code

OA08

Number of Documents

14

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Number of Pages

1252

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