Definition of Orang Asli in English:

Orang Asli


  • [treated as plural] A collective term for the indigenous peoples of Malaysia.

    • ‘The Orang Asli, numbering nearly 100,000 people, are made up of over 18 ethnolinguistic groups living in Malaysia.’
    • ‘The Orang Asli, nevertheless, are not a homogeneous group.’


Malay, from orang person and as(a)li of ancient origin (from asal source or origin).


Orang Asli

/ˌɒrəŋ ˈazli/