PURSUANT Dictionary Oxford University Press edition of Four, the words Bajau bring two different purposes of membajau or hit, and is the third largest indigenous tribe in Sabah is divided into two groups of Bajau who lives in the East Sea and the Bajau of Sabah Sabah Land in the West; each of which speak different dialects and their main activities are farming, breeding and fishing.

Based on the above interpretation and the study conducted by the Sociology and Anthropology, no really specialized studies on the Bajau in terms of semantics and cultural roots.

What do you think if I say ethnic Bajau literally do not exist and of reason?

According to my research, from Sabah to the Peninsula, across Aceh to Sumatra and Sulawesi; then ended Ubian Island, the Philippines, I can not find a root cultures truly indigenous Bajau in Sabah highlighted.

I agree with former Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI), General Wiranto that the Bajau is a 'community', who live in the maritime area known as 'Sea Gypsies' (Nomad Marine) the majority of the nomadic and subsistence fishermen and glocal.

According to Koehler, Chinese, Orang Buton, Bugis and all who live in the islands in Indonesia, which number around 40 million people is the Bajau community.

I feel how my kerdilnya enclosure in the middle of Indonesia as the Bajau community in Sabah, the number of indigenous Bajau only about 1 percent of the Bajau of Indonesia; rest is Bajau Philippines.

Although the views Koehler difficult or impossible to be accepted by the Bajau of Sabah, but that is the reality and is the most accurate translation available so far.

The researchers are confused and trapped by cultural theory left by western Orientalists and Bajau post-independence Philippine culture as a culture to adapt Bajau Bajau cultural roots while Natural Sabah can not be detected at all.

Culture is 'created' as Lepa-Lepa festivals, dance Igal-Igal or Daling-Daling and almost every culture practiced by the Bajau in Sabah Bajau Filipino roots so as not to reveal their identity directly.

In Sabah, the Bajau 'Lannang' (China) is a Bajau community that plays an important role for the survival of indigenous Bajau in Sabah; because they have the capital to venture into fishing, deep sea, aquaculture, marketing and capital holders dominated the fishing industry over the years Bajau.

Ethnic 'Pelauh' (Palau) who have proper identity cards only recognized as a sub-ethnic Bajau even the United Nations to recognize their existence as a nomadic people who do not require documents and exempt from immigration laws in all former British colony.

In terms of language, Bajau not have etnolinguistik or Bajau official language but essentially of a mixture of several dialects, such as the Bajau of Kota Belud, Bajau Kudat, Sandakan Bajau, Bajau Telisai, Bajau and Bajau Semporna Tambisan but all influenced by the vocabulary of the Bajau Ubian real catalyst language Bajau.

In this regard, should we accept as a Bajau ethnic or community because we did not find Bajau in State and Federal Constitution. So, how Bajau ethnic status in national law?

Although USBO has formulated a family of Bajau with 12 sub-ethnic groups of Irranun, Same, Suluk, Binadan (Bannaran), Ubian, The Delaut, jong, Sikubung, Simunul, Samal, Yakan and Jama Mapun but did not state clearly whether there is racial or ethnic Bajau.

I was pleasantly surprised with the distribution of population statistics released by the Department of National Statistics for 2010 that reflect the population of 3,271,921 people. Of this number, only a total of 2,435,295 citizens, while the remainder were non-citizens 836.626.

A somewhat worried, not known how many actual Bajau in Sabah because not mentioned any where including the ethnic breakdown of the Bajau tribe and only recorded a total of 1,975,699 Bumiputera and other indigenous people were 1,600,764 people. A total of 303.426 people, while China, India, a total of 12.004, 374.935 of Malays and others about 144.166 people.

In summary, I think that the Bajau of Sabah must be in accordance with Federal and State Constitution to rebrand ethnic Bajau as Native descent in accordance with sub-ethnic groups respectively and not Bajau.



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