(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The forest is our inheritance’ : an introduction to Semai Orang Asli place-naming and belonging in the Bukit Tapah Forest Reserve

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geosciences and Geography Univ., Helsinki, FINLANDE


The forest realm of the Gòòl-War watershed of southeast Perak, Malaysia holds much socio-cultural significance to the Semai Orang Asli communities living along these rivers. Notwithstanding its present-day location within the Bukit Tapah Forest Reserve, the forest continues to be where Semai conceptions of history and lore are encoded in the geographical particulars of the landscape. A thriving forest-dependent lifestyle maintains and transmits Semai place knowledge, observed in this research through people's command of ancestral place-names. This paper provides an introduction to Semai toponymy and considers the implications of indigenous place-names on the protection of indigenous homelands and ways of life


Article of periodic

published at : Singapore journal of tropical geography / ISSN 0129-7619 / CODEN SJTGD5

Editor : University of Singapore, Singapore - SINGAPOUR (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no3 [pp. 362-381]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 1 tabl., 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12443 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/sjtg.12073

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 28944373 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo