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Semang

[si-mahng]
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noun, plural Se·mangs, (especially collectively) Se·mang.
  1. a member of a Negrito people of the Malay Peninsula.
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Historical Examples

  • Many of these are as much fairer than the Malays as the Semang are darker.

    The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • All possess the bow and arrow, though only the Semang and Aeta use poison.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • The Sakai or Senoi are jungle folk, some of whom have mixed with Semang and other peoples.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • A scanty garment of bark cloth was formerly worn, and, like the Semang, they make fringed girdles from a black thread-like fungus.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • To these significant characteristics has to be added the special birth custom and belief of the Semang pygmies.