EARLY MALAY/BATAK HISTORY BACK GROUND AND TRADE LINK

October 23, 2008 at 12:55 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Early Malays

The Malays that colonized what is now the Malaysian peninsula at about 1000BC were a sea-faring people. They are a branch of the Austronesian peoples that can be traced back to Southern China who migrated downstream the Chang Jiang (the Yangtze River), and learning how to build their dug-out canoes along the way. They developed sea-faring techniques to move to Taiwan, Phillipines , Borneo and then to Malaysia and elsewhere.


Austronesian migrations

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