Lanoh people

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For the language, see Lanoh language.
Lanoh people
Orang Lanoh
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Perak, Malaysia
Lanoh, Malay
Traditional religion
Related ethnic groups
Orang Asli, Semangs

The Lanoh are a group classified as "Orang Asli" ("original people") by the government of Malaysia. They live in the Malay Peninsula and number around 300.[1]

The Lanoh were once nomadic, but many of them now live in permanent villages in the Hulu Perak district of Perak State, near the Kelantan borders.[2]

Following European contact, the Lanoh were hunter-gatherers using caves, many within the state of Perak, as shelters during hunting trips. Approximately 100 years ago, they made charcoal drawings[3] on the walls of caves.[4]

The majority of Lanoh live in the jungle as hunter-gatherer, but other Lanoh reside in urban areas where they are engaged in employment, largely on tapping rubber[5] and oil palm estates.[6] During the British Malaya, the Lanoh people were also regularly employed by British administrative officers as jungle rangers and porters, which suits to the lifestyle of the Lanoh people living in the jungle.[5] Traditionally, the Lanoh people boil Ketum roots and drink it to treat diabetes, and boiling Ataulfo (mango) roots to reduce high-blood pressure.[7]

The Lanoh believe that all living things, both plants and animals have their own spirit and with it influence the world.[citation needed] They believe people should be linked symbiotically with the other animals and plants. The belief in the spirits of living beings to make them afraid of the spirits of dead people (especially their ancestors) and of the spirits of the game animals.[citation needed]

In fact, there is a custom that is in quality of law in his village which is to hunt the animals trying not to cause to them any pain.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Lanoh in Malaysia". Joshua Project. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  2. ^ Salma Nasution Khoo & Abdur-Razzaq Lubis (2005). Negritos of Malaya. Areca Books. ISBN 983-4211-30-9. 
  3. ^ Ivor H Evan (2012). The Last Descendants of The Lanoh Hunter and Gatherers in Malaysia. Routledge. ISBN 113-6262-15-6. 
  4. ^ Hamid Mohd Isa (2015). The Last Descendants of The Lanoh Hunter and Gatherers in Malaysia. Penerbit USM. ISBN 983-8619-48-5. 
  5. ^ a b Csilla Dallos (2011). From Equality to Inequality: Social Change Among Newly Sedentary Lanoh Hunter-Gatherer Traders of Peninsular Malaysia. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 144-2661-71-2. 
  6. ^ Main Rindam & Fatan Hamamah Yahaya (2014). "Analisis SWOT(C) prospek pembangunan ekotourism di petempatan Orang Asli Lanoh, Perak" (PDF). GEOGRAFIA Online Malaysian Journal of Society and Space. ISSN 2180-2491. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  7. ^ K Pragalath (15 July 2013). "Don't take away our bank, supermarket". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 

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