Senoi



ETHNONYMS: Sakai (Malay for "infidel slave"); Senoi or Mai in the Central Aslian language; Smaq or Mah in South Aslian; Orang in Malay with words added from Malay or other languages for "hill" (Bukit), "upriver country" (Darat, Seraq, Seroq, Ulu) or "forest" (Bri, Hutan, Rih). Local groups take the name of the watersheds where they live.


See also Semang ; Temiar

Bibliography

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Couillard, Marie-Andrée (1980). Tradition in Tension: Carving in a Jah Hut Community. Penang: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.


Dentan, Robert Knox (1979). The Semai: A Nonviolent People of Malaya. Fieldwork edition. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.


Fix, Alan (1977). The Demography of the Semai Senoi. Anthropological Papers, no. 62. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology.


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Howell, Signe (1983). Our People: Chewong Society and Cosmos. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Robarchek, Clayton A. (1979). "Conflict, Emotion, and Abreaction: Resolution of Conflict among the Senoi Semai." Ethos 7:104-123.

ROBERT KNOX DENTAN

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