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Jakun
 
Indigenous Group Jakun (Also known as: Djakun, Orang Asli, Orang Hulu)
Location Malaysia, Peninsular. Particularly, East coast and inland, Pairang River, Pekan to Sri Gading, east to Benut, northwest to around middle Muat River.
Estimated Population 21,484 (1999, COAC)
Habitat Lowland Tropical Rainforest
Lifestyle Nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Hunter / Gatherer
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Jakun
Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western Malayo Polynesian, Sundic, Malayic, Malayan, Aboriginal Malay
Alternative Names: Aki'd, Jakud'n, Jakoon, Orang Hulu

Dialects: none found
Website URLs The Jakun of Malaysia
Joshua Project - Jakun
Britannica: Jakun
Swidden Cultivators
Wikipedia: Jakuns
Map of the Orang Asli groups
Kubu and Jakun as Proto-Malays
Orang Hulu: A Report on Malaysian Orang Asliin the 1960s
Orang Asli Archives: Population Tables
The Orang Asli of Penninsular Malaysia, by Colin Nicholas
Orang Asli Project
NGOs International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Centre for Orang Asli Affairs

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