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dc.contributor.author Sagoo, Kiran en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T18:31:00Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T18:31:00Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3304 en_US
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a> en_US
dc.description.abstract Malaysia's present population of 26 million is ethnically classified under the categories of "Bumiputera," "Chinese," "Indian," and "Others." These ethnic classifications of "Malay," "Chinese," "Indian," and "Others" mask the diversities of ethnicities within each category. Using census categories as a tool for analysis, this paper focuses on the creation of the category of "Malays and Other Natives of the Archipelago" which first appeared in the 1891 Straits Settlements census and the various ethnicities it compassed that have influenced the boundaries of Malayness today. It focuses on migrants from the Dutch East Indies who were classified under the category of "Malays and other Natives of the Archipelago," and demonstrates that the absolute and relative population size of these communities and the Malay population in relation to other communities, was a major factor which determined their inclusion into the above category which laid down the boundaries of Malayness. en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu: East-West Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries East-West Center working papers. International graduate student conference series ; no. 27 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnic groups - Malaysia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnicity - Malaysia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Malaysia - Population en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Malaysia - Ethnic relations en_US
dc.title Colonial construction of Malayness : the influence of population size and composition en_US
dc.type Papers en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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