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balinese religion

Balinese – Indonesia

The vast majority of the Balinese follow one religion – Hinduism that is mixed with pre-Hindu mythologies and Animism, and Buddhism. A minority of creole Balinese in Bali that are descended from Javanese Muslim fathers and Balinese mothers follow Islam – more commonly in a nominal way. Another even smaller group of Balinese – which […]


Malays and the origin

Malays (or Melayu) are a diverse group of people living in the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in South East Asia. They constitute the dominant ethnic group which live in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines and East Timor, which together with Singapore and the southernmost part of Thailand (Patani) make up what is called the […]