Document Type



Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)

Publication Date

Fall 1985


Malaysia, Batek, Taman Negara, national park, indigenous people, relocation


Batek Negritos from the vicinity of Taman Negara National Park in West Malaysia are a hunting and gathering people presently experiencing rapid encroachment by the modern world. Under the authority of the Malaysian government, they are being encouraged to settle and to emulate Malay subsistence farming communities. Unfortunately, this strategy has had a number of adverse effects on the Batek.

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© 1985 Cultural Survival, Inc. Posted with permission.