The Temuan are the third largest tribe of the nineteen Orang Asli people groups living
in Peninsular Malaysia. The government categorizes them under the Aboriginal Malay
(officially called Proto-Malay) subgroup.
The Temuan are physically indistinguishable from Malays. They are very much influenced by the culture of the Malay people with whom they frequently come into contact. In the past, they were basically rural peasants. They grew some subsistence crops, hunted and gathered in nearby forests, and fished in rivers. To get cash for food,
cigarettes, clothing, and tools, they tapped rubber, collected forest produce, sold fruit, and did occasional
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