Ethnic Groups of Sabah

sabah old map 1767

Sabah is a land of beautiful geography, some call it a mini New Zealand. Owning the highest peaks in the region, it’s blessed with abundant natural splendour and a rich, multicultural identity . Formerly North Borneo, it now is part of Malaysia, together with neighbouring state of Sarawak. Both regions are different, yet the same in so many ways.

Listed below are the many ethnic groups found in Sabah, including recent migrants from Southern Philippines. I would like to invite all to read and give any comments or extra info, and if there are mistakes, please let me know.

*Work in Progress*

1. Bajau Laut (Samal Di Laut)

2. Banggi

3. Baukan (Murut)

4. Cocos Malays

5. Bisaya’

6. Brunei/Kedayan

7. Bugis

8. Dumpas

9. Gana’a (Dusun)

10. Ida’an (Bulud Upi; Begak)

11. Iranun (Illanun)

12. Kagayan

13. Kalabakan

14. Kalabuan

15. Kedayan

16. Kimaragang

17. Okolod (Kolod)

18. Kuijau (Murut Keningau)

19. Lobu (Rumanau)

20. Lundayeh

21. Makiang

22. Mangkaak

23. Minokok

24. Paitan

25. Paluan

26. Sembakung

27. Serudung

28. Sinabu’

29. Samal (Sama)

30. Suluk (Tausug)

31. Tagal (Sumambu)

32. Sungai

33. Tengara

34. Tidung

35. Tinagas

36. Tobilung

37. Tombonuo

38. Ubian

39. Kadazan Tenggara (Dusun Papar; Kadazan Penampang)

40. Labuk-Kinabatangan Kadazan (Dusun Tindal)

41. Dusun Tambunan/Ranau (Liwan; Tagahas)

42. Dusun Lotud

43.

44. Dusun Tatana’

45. Dusun Tempasuk

46. Dusun Papar

47. Murut

48. Murut Nabay

49. Murut Selungai

50. Murut Timugon

51.

52. Chinese

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