Long Selaan

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Long Selaan
Long Selaan is located in Borneo Topography
Long Selaan
Long Selaan
Coordinates: 3°05′00″N 115°05′00″E / 3.08333°N 115.08333°E / 3.08333; 115.08333
Country  Malaysia
State  Sarawak
Elevation 1,844 m (6,050 ft)

Long Selaan (also written Long Sela'an) is a settlement in Sarawak, Malaysia.[1] It lies approximately 553.9 kilometres (344 mi) east-north-east of the state capital Kuching.

The village is located in the Ulu Baram area on the Baram River between Long Semiyang (upstream) and Long Moh (downstream).[2] Kenyah villages are often located where a small stream joins a large river, and take the name of the stream;[3] in this case the small stream is Sungai Sela'an.[2]

There are three subgroups of the Kenyah people in the village: Lepo'Ke, Lepo'Belukun and Lepo'Tepuan.[4] There has been a longhouse on this site for at least fifty years.[5] When Lepo'Tau people moved to the area from the Silat River, the people of Long Sela'an gave an area of land downriver to them, which became the settlement of Long Moh.[3]

Neighbouring settlements include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Selaan, Malaysia". Geonames. 1994-02-10. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Telang Usan: The Baram River of Sarawak". 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ a b Victor T. King (1978). Essays on Borneo societies. Published for the University of Hull by the Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-713434-4. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Penemuruai: February 2009". 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Telang Usan: Long Sela'an, Upper Baram". 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 

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