This term was applied to describe the strong current of the river Melayu in Sumatra.
Prehistoric Malaysia The discovery of a skull which estimates say is around 40, years old on Niah Caves in Sarawak, has been identified as the earliest evidence for human settlement in Malaysian Borneo. Stone hand-axes from early hominoids, probably Homo erectushave been unearthed in Lenggong.
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It was excavated from a deep trench uncovered by Barbara and Tom Harrisson a British ethnologist in The landscape around the Niah Caves was drier and more exposed than it is now.
Prehistorically, the Niah Caves were surrounded by a combination of closed forests with bush, parkland, swamps, and rivers. The foragers were able to survive in the rainforest through hunting, fishing, and gathering molluscs and edible plants.
Scholars suggest they are descendants of early Austroasiatic -speaking agriculturalists, who brought both their language and their technology to the southern part of the peninsula approximately 4, years ago.
They united and coalesced with the indigenous population. Anthropologists support the notion that the Proto-Malays originated from what is today YunnanChina.
In the first millennium CE, Malays became the dominant race on the peninsula. The small early states that were established were greatly influenced by Indian culture. South Indian culture was spread to Southeast Asia by the south Indian Pallava dynasty in the 4th and 5th century.
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In ancient Indian literature, the term Suvarnadvipa or the "Golden Peninsula" is used in Ramayanaand some argued that it may be a reference to the Malay Peninsula.
The ancient Indian text Vayu Purana also mentioned a place named Malayadvipa where gold mines may be found, and this term has been proposed to mean possibly Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. He referred to the Straits of Malacca as Sinus Sabaricus. In the 5th century, the Kingdom of Pahang was mentioned in the Book of Song.
Chinese chronicles of the 5th century CE speak of a great port in the south called Guantoliwhich is thought to have been in the Straits of Malacca.
In the 7th century, a new port called Shilifoshi is mentioned, and this is believed to be a Chinese rendering of Srivijaya. Between the 7th and the 13th century, much of the Malay peninsula was under the Buddhist Srivijaya empire. The empire was based around trade, with local kings dhatus or community leaders swearing allegiance to the central lord for mutual profit.
Kedah—known as Kedaram, Cheh-Cha according to I-Ching or Kataha, in ancient Pallava or Sanskrit —was in the direct route of the invasions and was ruled by the Cholas from A second invasion was led by Virarajendra Chola of the Chola dynasty who conquered Kedah in the late 11th century.
The coming of the Chola reduced the majesty of Srivijayawhich had exerted influence over KedahPattani and as far as Ligor. During the reign of Kulothunga Chola I Chola overlordship was established over the Sri Vijaya province kedah in the late 11th century.
Pattinapalaia Tamil poem of the 2nd century CE, describes goods from Kedaram heaped in the broad streets of the Chola capital. A 7th-century Indian drama, Kaumudhimahotsva, refers to Kedah as Kataha-nagari. The Agnipurana also mentions a territory known as Anda-Kataha with one of its boundaries delineated by a peak, which scholars believe is Gunung Jerai.
Stories from the Katasaritasagaram describe the elegance of life in Kataha. The Buddhist kingdom of Ligor took control of Kedah shortly after. Its king Chandrabhanu used it as a base to attack Sri Lanka in the 11th century and ruled the northern parts, an event noted in a stone inscription in Nagapattinum in Tamil Nadu and in the Sri Lankan chronicles, Mahavamsa.
At times, the Khmer kingdom, the Siamese kingdom, and even Cholas kingdom tried to exert control over the smaller Malay states.
Wars with the Javanese caused it to request assistance from China, and wars with Indian states are also suspected. In the 11th century, the centre of power shifted to Malayua port possibly located further up the Sumatran coast near the Jambi River.
By the late 13th century, the Siamese kings of Sukhothai had brought most of Malaya under their rule. In the 14th century, the Hindu Java-based Majapahit empire came into possession of the peninsula.
It is possible that Santubong was an important seaport in Sarawak during the period, but its importance declined during the Yuan dynastyand the port was deserted during the Ming dynasty. The Islam in Malaysia was influenced by previous religions and was originally not orthodox.
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