From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Murut may refer to: Murut people , an ethnic group of the northern inland regions of Borneo Murutic languages or Murut languages, spoken by those people Tagol Murut language , the most widely spoken of the Murutic languages Murut, Azerbaijan , a village Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term. Categories : Disambiguation page with short description Disambiguation pages. Hidden categories: All article disambiguation pages All disambiguation pages.
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The question of who is Malay, showing characteristics of the Malay identity, and who is indigenous to Brunei has had an impact on the treatment and recognition of indigenous peoples in Brunei. It is difficult then to get accurate statistics on the peoples that could be considered indigenous.
Other recent estimates have put their numbers at around 4 per cent. Although here recognized as indigenous, they are not legally automatically granted citizenship. Some estimates suggest that around 50 per cent of the indigenous population is Muslim and another 15 per cent Christian, with the remainder subscribing to other religious practices including animism and ancestor worship.
They traditionally harvested and used blowpipes with poison-tipped darts to hunt animals. Most now live in permanent settlements and engage in year-round farming. At its height during the 15th and 17th centuries the Brunei Empire extended to the entire island of Borneo and north into the Philippines. During its decline and the rising influence of European colonial powers in the region, Brunei gradually lost most of its territories until by the Sultanate was but a shadow of its former self, territorially divided into two slivers of land in the northeast section of the island of Borneo, and became a Protectorate of the British government.
The various indigenous peoples of Brunei thus are indistinguishable from or at least share close links with the indigenous populations of Borneo. In the s, mass conversions to Islam were reported among the indigenous peoples of Brunei after pressure from the state.
The government of Brunei continues to ban many religious activities of non-Muslim groups, including those of indigenous peoples, while at the same time permitting or assisting those of Islamic authorities.
There is thus great pressure for indigenous peoples to convert from animism and ancestor worship to Islam, though a smaller proportion continues to convert to Christianity. Indigenous peoples are additionally encouraged to move away from many aspects of their cultures and languages. Increasing urbanisation is also seeing traditional economic activities and lifestyles being relegated to the sidelines. Despite this worrying global situation, we reaffirm our commitment to safeguarding the rights of minority and indigenous communities and implementing indivisible human rights for all.
Minorities and indigenous peoples in. Statement: MRG and COVID Despite this worrying global situation, we reaffirm our commitment to safeguarding the rights of minority and indigenous communities and implementing indivisible human rights for all.
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Q Library of Congress authority ID: sh English: The Murut are an indigenous ethnic group , comprising 29 sub-ethnic groups inhabiting northern inland regions of Borneo. A large percentage of the Murut communities are in the southwest interior of Sabah , East Malaysia , specifically the districts of Keningau , Tenom , Nabawan , and Pensiangan , along the Sapulut and Padas rivers.
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The Murut are an indigenous ethnic group , comprising 29 sub-ethnic groups inhabiting northern inland regions of Borneo. The Murutic languages are a family of half a dozen closely related Austronesian languages. The literal translation of murut is " hill people ". A large percentage of the Murut communities are in the southwest interior of Sabah , East Malaysia , specifically the districts of Keningau , Tenom , Nabawan and Beaufort along the Sapulut and Padas rivers. They can also be found inhabiting the border areas of Sarawak , especially around the Lawas and Limbang areas, where they are also referred to as Tagal people , North Kalimantan traditionally concentrated in Malinau and Nunukan and Brunei. The Murut population in Brunei is mainly found in the sparsely populated Temburong district.