26 July 2007

A more complex history of 'Malay'

Which was the first Malay kingdom? There were multiple Malay or quasi-Malay states a thousand years ago, and earlier still, Malay peoples could have covered most of Indochina. Guest article by Dreamhunter.

5 comments:

Ah Siang said...

thats why, they go " Rileks la"

Yawning Bread Sampler said...

I would ordinarily have refused to put up the comment above (26 July, 22:39), but recently, some emailed me to protest about my not approving his comments.

By this example above, I want to show why I insist on applying moderation. Some comments just do not do anything for civil discussion. Perhaps the poster may think it's meant to be funny, but such humour is in poor taste and is almost certainly going to offend somebody quite unnecessarily.

karel321@yahoo.com said...

In the context of the migration of Malay peoples from Taiwan southwards to the Philippines to Borneo onward to Java, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula, it is interesting to note that this migration continued as far as Madagascar in front of South-East-Africa. This island was uninhabited until the 6th century, when Malayo-Polynesian seafarers started colonising it in 4 waves until the 12th century. Therefore, Malagasy shares much of its basic vocabulary with Maanyan, a language from the Barito region in southern Borneo.

Michael said...
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Yawning Bread Sampler said...

Michael's post (above, deleted) wasn't actually deleted, but converted into a guest article. See
Is there really a race called 'Malays'?