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  Malay archipelago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Together with Australia, the Malay Archipelago marks the traditional boundary between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west.
The climate throughout the archipelago, owing to its position astride the equator, is tropical.
The Wahey Archipelago is a subset of the Malay archipelago.
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 Malay Archipelago - LoveToKnow 1911
MALAY ARCHIPELAGO' (variously called Malaysia, the Indian Archipelago, the East Indies, Indonesia, Insulinde), the largest group of islands in the world, lying south-east of Asia and north and north-west of Australia.
To the naturalist the Malay Archipelago is a region of the highest interest; and from an early period it has attracted the attention of explorers of the first rank.
The Malay Archipelago was thus first invaded by the Caucasians, who eventually passed eastward and are to-day represented in the Malay Archipelago only by the Mentawi islanders.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Malay_Archipelago   (6759 words)

  
 Malay people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These are the descendants of migrations from the neighbouring Malay archipelago which later founded the Pattani kingdom, one of the many Islamic sultanates established during the period of Islamic expansionism in Southeast Asia.
Malays are linguistically related to the Polynesian and Micronesian groups of the mid-Pacific, as members of the Austronesian family of languages.
The Malay race were those of a "brown color, from a clear mahogany to the darkest clove or chestnut brown." Blumenbach expanded the term "Malay" to include the inhabitants of the Marianas, the Philippines, the Malukus, Sundas, as well as Pacific Islands such as Tahitians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malay_people   (1799 words)

  
 Malays - LoveToKnow 1911
In the Malay Peninsula itself there is abundant evidence, ethnological and philological, of at least two distinct immigrations of people of the Malayan stock, the earlier incursions, it is probable, taking place from the eastern archipelago to the south, the later invasion spreading across the Straits of Malacca from Sumatra at a comparatively recent date.
The Malays wear a loose coat and trousers, and a cap or headkerchief, but the characteristic item of their costume is the sarong, a silk or cotton cloth about two yards long by a yard and a quarter wide, the ends of which are sewn together, a forming a kind of skirt.
Malay Language And Literature The Malay language is a member of the Malayan section of the Malayo-Polynesian class of languages, but it is by no means a representative type of the section which has taken its name from it.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Malays   (4453 words)

  
 Malay Food on MalaysianFood.net
The Malays are the people who inhabit the Malayan Peninsula and some of the nearby islands, including the east coast of Sumatra, the coast of Borneo and smaller islands that lie between the area.
Present day Malays of the Peninsula and coasts of the Malay Archipelago are "anthropologically described as deutero-Malays" and are the descendants of the tribal proto-Malays mixed with modern Indian, Thai, Arab and Chinese ancestry.
Malays have also preserved some of their more ancient beliefs in spirits of the soil and jungle, often having recourse to medicine men called bomohs [shamans] for the treatment of ailments.
www.malaysianfood.net /Malayfood.html   (3278 words)

  
 Simplified Spelling Society : Malay Spelling Reform.
She has published several books on the linguistics of Malay and related languages, and her role in the spelling reform was that of Deputy Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Bahasa Malaysia since its establishment in 1972.
They are the Malays of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Brunei, parts of Sarawak, and the eastern part of North Sumatra known as the Riau mainland together with islands off its coast.
There are three types of reduplication in Malay: the reduplication of the first syllable of the root, the reduplication of the stem of a complex word, and the reduplication of the whole word, be it a simple or complex word.
www.spellingsociety.org /journals/j11/malay.php   (4254 words)

  
 The Malay Archipelago Volume 1 - Chapter IX.
The flora of the Archipelago is at present so imperfectly known, and I have myself paid so little attention to it, that I cannot draw from it many facts of importance.
The Tupaias are curious insect-eaters, which closely resemble squirrels, and are almost confined to the Malay islands, as,are the small feather-tailed Ptilocerus lowii of Borneo, and the curious long-snouted and naked-tailed Gymnurus rafllesii.
As the Malay peninsula is a part of the continent of Asia, the question of the former union of the islands to the mainland will be best elucidated by studying the species which are found in the former district, and also in some of the islands.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/geo/travel/TheMalayArchipelagoVolume1/chap12.html   (2994 words)

  
 Search Results for "Malay"
Malay Peninsula, (mla´, ma´la) (KEY), southern extremity (c.70,000 sq mi/181,300 sq km) of the continent of Asia, lying between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean...
Malay bahasa Melayu, Malay language : bahasa, speech, language (from Sanskrit bh) + Melayu, Malay....
Malay Archipelago, great island group of SE Asia, formerly called the East Indies.
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 On the Varieties of Man in the Malay Archipelago, by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Malay is of short stature, brown skinned, straight haired, beardless, and smooth bodied; the Papuan is taller, is fl skinned, frizzly haired, bearded, and hairy bodied; the former is broad faced, has a small nose and flat eyebrows; the latter is long faced, has a large and prominent nose, and projecting eyebrows.
The typical Malays are of a light brown colour resembling cinnamon or lightly roasted coffee, they have constantly straight fl and rather coarse hair, little or no beard, and generally smooth hairless bodies, they are of a low stature, rather strongly made, with short thick feet and small delicate hands.
The Papuan is taller than the Malay, and, perhaps, equal to the average of Europeans; the face is elongate, and the hands and feet rather large; the forehead is flat, the brows very prominent, the nose large, long and arched, with the nostrils hidden by the overhanging top.
www.wku.edu /~smithch/wallace/S082.htm   (8838 words)

  
 The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russell Wallace : Arthur's Classic Novels
The first are an intrusive Malay race somewhat allied to the Macassar people, who settled in the country at a very early epoch, drove out the indigenes, who were no doubt the same as those of the adjacent mainland of Gilolo, and established a monarchy.
The nucleus presented to the naked eye a distinct disc of brilliant white light, from which the tail rose at an angle of about 30° or 35° with the horizon, curving slightly downwards, and terminating in a broad brush of faint light, the curvature of which diminished till it was nearly straight at the end.
In all this part of the Archipelago the Dutch make very praiseworthy efforts to improve the condition of the aborigines by establishing schoolmasters in every village (who are mostly natives of Amboyna or Saparua, who have; been instructed by the resident missionaries), and by employing native vaccinators to prevent the ravages of smallpox.
arthurwendover.com /arthurs/science/2malay10.html   (20123 words)

  
 On the Physical Geography of the Malay Archipelago, by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Malay or Indian Archipelago is that extensive group of islands which occupies the space between south-eastern Asia and Australia, and divides the Indian from the Pacific Ocean.
Speaking generally, the whole south-western part of the Archipelago, including the whole range of islands from Sumatra to Timor, with the larger half of Borneo and the southern peninsula of Celebes, have a dry season from April to November, with the south-east monsoon.
Returning now to the Malay Archipelago, we see that the whole of the seas connecting Java, Sumatra, and Borneo with Malacca and Siam are under 50 fathoms deep, so that an elevation of only 300 feet would add this immense district to the Asiatic continent.
www.wku.edu /~smithch/wallace/S078.htm   (5638 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Malay Archipelago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MALAY ARCHIPELAGO [Malay Archipelago] great island group of SE Asia, formerly called the East Indies.
Lying between the Asian mainland and Australia, and separating the Pacific Ocean from the Indian Ocean, it includes Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and E Malaysia.
Understanding melayu (Malay) as a source of diverse modern identities.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/MalayArc.asp   (210 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Malay people
The Malays are the dominant race which live in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines which, together with Singapore, make up what is called the Malay archipelago.
The Malays are traditionally classified as a member of the Mongoloid race, along with other Asiatic peoples, including Chinese, Mongols, Japanese, Koreans, Thais, Vietnamese and Burmese.
The languages spoken by the Malays were classified in the Malayo-Polynesian family of langauges which is now known as Austronesian family of languages which includes the language spoken by the Merinas in Madagascar, the Maori language in New Zealand and the Polynesian languages such as Samoan and Hawaiian.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Malay_people   (471 words)

  
 The Malay Archipelago, Volume 1, by Alfred Russell Wallace : Arthur's Classic Novels
The first and most obvious division of the Archipelago would therefore be into quiescent and volcanic regions, and it might, perhaps, be expected that such a division would correspond to some differences in the character of the vegetation and the forms of life.
The great contrast between the two divisions of the Archipelago is nowhere so abruptly exhibited as on passing from the island of Bali to that of Lombock, where the two regions are in closest proximity.
Observation soon showed me, however, that Malays and Papuans differed radically in every physical, mental, and moral character; and more detailed research, continued for eight years, satisfied me that under these two forms, as types, the whole of the peoples of the Malay Archipelago and Polynesia could be classified.
arthurwendover.com /arthurs/science/1malay10.html   (19227 words)

  
 yax-076 Bazaar Malay
The Chinese and Indian communities there quite clearly needed some smattering of Malay to go about their daily lives, and since the various communities in Singapore were closely connected with their counterparts in Malaya, with a lot of movement between, the use of Malay spread into Singapore as well.
However, proper Malay uses a lot of prefixes and suffixes to modify the words, which would be beyond anyone using it as a market language.
Malay was taught in all schools as a compulsory third language for a while, but by around 1970 as the political scene settled down a bit, it was dropped.
www.yawningbread.org /arch_1998/yax-076.htm   (1878 words)

  
 The Malay Archipelago, Volume I - by Alfred R. Wallace [Authorama]
Definition and Boundaries.–For reasons which depend mainly on the distribution of animal life, I consider the Malay Archipelago to include the Malay Peninsula as far as Tenasserim and the Nicobar Islands on the west, the Philippines on the north, and the Solomon Islands, beyond New Guinea, on the east.
Extent of the Archipelago and Islands.–The Malay Archipelago extends for more than 4,000 miles in length from east to west, and is about 1,300 in breadth from north to south.
Contrasts of Vegetation.–Placed immediately upon the Equator and surrounded by extensive oceans, it is not surprising that the various islands of the Archipelago should be almost always clothed with a forest vegetation from the level of the sea to the summits of the loftiest mountains.
www.authorama.com /book/malay-archipelago-1.html   (20152 words)

  
 Flame Master: Never Looking Back...
Malays (Dutch, Malayo, ultimately from Malay: Melayu) are a diverse group of people living in the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in South East Asia.
Malays are also linguistically related to the Polynesian and Micronesian groups of the mid-Pacific, as members of the wide ranging Austronesian family of languages.
Malay peoples have fl hair and are typically of darker skin complexions, usually dark brown.
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 The Malay Archipelago Volume 1 - Chapter XVIII.
Anoa depressicornis, the Sapi-utan, or wild cow of the Malays, is an animal which has been the cause of much controversy, as to whether it should be classed as ox, buffalo, or antelope.
I allude to the absence of several groups which are found on both sides of it, in the Indo-Malay islands as well as in the Moluccas; and which thus seem to be unable, from some unknown cause, to obtain a footing in the intervening island.
These have their metropolis in Madagascar, but are found also in Africa, in Ceylon, in the peninsula of India, and in the Malay Archipelago as far as Celebes, which is its furthest eastern limit.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/geo/travel/TheMalayArchipelagoVolume1/chap22.html   (3919 words)

  
 Test 1
-- Placed immediately upon the Equator and surrounded by extensive oceans, it is not surprising that the various islands of the Archipelago should be almost always clothed with a forest vegetation from the level of the sea to the summits of the loftiest mountains.
Earl's pamphlet, it will be seen that he maintains the former connection of Asia and Australia as an important part of his view; whereas, I dwell mainly on their long continued separation.
According to the author, a "general rule" applying to the various islands of the Malay Archipelago is that:
kccesl.tripod.com /practicetests/ptownsend/test1archipelago.html   (824 words)

  
 The Malay Archipelago, Volume I (Alfred R. Wallace)
The first chapter is an introductory one, on the Physical Geography of the whole region; and the last is a general sketch of the paces of man in the Archipelago and the surrounding countries.
This complete e-book of The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace is in the public domain.
The illustration of Captain Mundy's visit to the Sultan at Brune is in the public domain; regards of the Ohio University Libraries Sarawak Gallery.
www.authorama.com /malay-archipelago-1-1.html   (1592 words)

  
 Papua Web: The Malay Archipelago (The Indo-Malay Islands)
The Malay Archipelago (1869) by Alfred Russel Wallace
Some Malays with a boatload of rice here overtook us, and after safely passing down kindly sent back one of their men to assist me. As it was, my Dyaks lost their balance in the critical part of the passage, and had they been alone would certainly have upset the boat.
In other parts of the Archipelago I have myself seen it applied to many new uses, and it is probable that my limited means of observation did not make me acquainted with one-half the ways in which it is serviceable to the Dyaks of Sarawak.
www.papuaweb.org /dlib/bk/wallace/indo-malay.html   (20830 words)

  
 Malay Archipelago - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Malay Archipelago, largest system of island groups in the world, situated southeast of the Asian mainland and north and northwest of Australia,...
The Malay Archipelago forms a huge arc south and east of the peninsulas, and contains eastern Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, and the...
Malay Archipelago : pictures of the Malay Archipelago: Sumatra
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 The Malay Archipelago By Alfred Russel Wallace- volume-2 Chapter 10 from Nalanda Digital Library at NIT Calicut
These traders are all of the Malay race, or a mixture of which Malay is the chef ingredient, with the exception of a few Chinese.
Writers on the races of mankind have too often to trust to the information of travellers who pass rapidly from country to country, and thus have few opportunities of becoming acquainted with peculiarities of national character, or even of ascertaining what is really the average physical conformation of the people.
So far as I have yet seen, the Malay and Papuan appear to be as widely separated as any two human races that exist, being distinguished by physical, mental, and moral characteristics, all of the most marked and striking kind.
www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in /resources/english/etext-project/travel/malay/volume-2chapter10.html   (4282 words)

  
 Malay - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Malayan Peoples, ethnic term, diversely employed by various authorities to denote the population of Malaysia and the Malay Archipelago.
areas spoken, Austronesian languages, national language of Indonesia, national language of Malaysia, number of Malay speakers, number of speakers,...
- member of SE Asian ethnic group: a member of a people who inhabit the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and other islands of the Malay Archipelago and the Philippines
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 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
His observations in the Malay archipelago led him to propose an imaginary line running between the region's islands.
In this archipelago there are two distinct faunas rigidly circumscribed which differ as much as do those of Africa and South America and more than those of Europe and North America; yet there is nothing on the map or on the face of the islands to mark their limits.
The greatest consequence of Wallace's voyages in the Malay Archipelago was to record in detail the undisturbed condition of the islands.
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 Malay Archipelago excerpt #1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The banks of the Sarawak River are everywhere covered with fruit trees, which supply the Dyaks with a great deal of their food.
The Mangosteen, Lansat, Rambutan, Jack, Jambou, and Blimbing, are all abundant; but most abundant, and most esteemed is the Durian, a fruit about which very little is known in England, but which both by natives and Europeans in the Malay Archipelago is reckoned superior to all others.
The old traveller Linschott, writing in 1599, says:- "It is of such an excellent taste that it surpasses in flavor all the other fruits of the world, according to those who have tasted it." And Doctor Paludanus adds:- "This fruit is of a hot and humid nature.
fly.hiwaay.net /~pgibson/malay_archepelago_1.html   (303 words)

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