The Orang Asli communities of West Malaysia are the oldest inhabitants of West Malaysia and in 2010 were numbered at approximately one hundred and seventy-eight thousand. They makeup about 0.6 percent of our total population and are living in groups in almost every state of the peninsula.
The Orang Asli of Malaya or Peninsular Malaysia is divided into three main groups. The Senoi with 7 subgroups. The Proto Malay or original Malay with 6 subgroups and The Semang or Negrito with 6 subgroups. To know more about the type of crafts they do and their livelihood please go to my free full virtual tour of Kuala Lumpur National Museums, Orang Asli Craft Museum and Malay Ethnology.0