The Indigenous Peoples

Orang Asli is term used to refer to the direct descendants of Peninsular Malaysia' original inhabitants. The Department for Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) is the government agency mandated to safeguard the welfare of the indigenous peoples. Accordingly, they undertake comprehensive groundwork to engage the various indigenous villages scattered across Peninsular Malaysia. Powered by that data, this dashboard gives you the latest overview of their population, comprising 3 main ethnic groups (the Negritos, Proto-Malays, and Senois) and 18 ethnicities.

Last updated: 24 Jun 2023, 23:59

How are the indigenous peoples distributed across Malaysia?

Data as of 24 Jun 2023, 23:59

Note: Indigenous peoples (Orang Asli) are the natives of Peninsular Malaysia; the natives of Sabah and Sarawak are classified separately. Furthermore, no indigenous peoples reside in Penang, Perlis, or Federal Territories.

Ranking (16)

#6Negeri Sembilan12,221
#10Pulau Pinang0
#14W.P. Kuala Lumpur0
#15W.P. Labuan0
#16W.P. Putrajaya0

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