Malay and Melanau
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Malay and Melanau cultural heritage seminars II, 1993.

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Published by The Museum in Kuching, Sarawak .
Written in English


  • Malays (Asian people),
  • Melanau (Malaysian people),
  • Cultural property -- Malaysia.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesSarawak Museum journal -- v. 47 (no. 68 n.s.), Special issue -- no. 5, pt. 2, Sarawak Museum journal -- no. 5, pt. 2
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 376 p. ;
Number of Pages376
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20995845M

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