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Minangkabau
Indigenous Group Minangkabau (Also known as: Minang, Padang, Orang Minangkabau).
Location Indonesia, island of Sumatra, Sumatera Barat (West Sumatra) province, around the provincial capital of Padang. Also found along the coast of Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra), interior Riau, and northern Bengkulu provinces.
Estimated Population 6,500,000 (1981,SIL International)
Environment Highland, Tropical, Rainforest, Coastal, Valley and Plains
Lifestyle Sedentary (women); Semi-nomadic (men)
Subsistence Merchants / Agriculture / Handicraft Sales / Tourism
Level of Assimilation Assimilated and Fairly Traditional
Language Family Minangkabau
Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayic, Malayan, Para-Malay 
Alternative Names: Minangkabau taal, bahasa Minangkabau, langue Minangkabau, lengua Minangkabau, baso Padang, baso Vrang Awuk, bahasa Minang 

Dialects: Agam, Pajokumbuh, Tanah, Si Junjung, Batu Sangkar-Pariangan, Singkarak, Orang Mamak, Ulu, Kerinci-Minangkabau, Aneuk Jamee (Jamee), Penghulu. Not intelligible with Indonesian. Muko-Muko and Pekal may be intelligible with Minang. 

Website URLs Ethnologue: Minangkabau
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)Minangkabau ethnic group
Minangkabau language
University of Hawaii: Minangkabau Language Documentation
Nagari Cyber Community
Wikipedia: Minangkabau
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: Eggi's Village
Country Studies: 1993 Library of Congress Report (Minang cultural overview, statistics)
Indahnesia.com: Minangkabau
Indahnesia.com: Sumatera Barat
Joshua Project: Minangkabau
Encyclopedia of the Nations: Indonesia: Minangkabau 
NGOs West Sumatra
Singapore Minangkabau Association
Down To Earth 
AMAN (Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago) 
WALHI 
WALDA (Wahana Lestari Persada)

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