Iranun of Sabah
Language & Culture of an Endangered Minority in Sabah
Edited by James U. H. Chin & Karla J. Smith
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
228 pages, Illustrated
42.50 Paper original
The Iranun, an ethnolinguistic group in the Malaysian state of Sabah (previously North Borneo), are people whose orgins and pre-colonial histiory remain a mystery. For most of their recent history, their identity has been attributed to them by outsiders. Their traditional textile forms have been absorbed and acculturated by other groups.Their material, culture, musical instruments and clothing, have been adopted by others. Even their horsemanship has been credited to another ethnic group in Sabah
Return to Coronet Books main page