Proto-Malay and Deutro-Malay Culture and the Process of Their Arrival

Proto-Malay and Deutro-Malay Culture and Their Arrival Process – Basically, the origin of our ancestors in Indonesia came from the Malays. This is in accordance with Hogen’s opinion. At first the Austronesian people entered and settled in Indonesia. The people are named Indonesian Malays or Austronesian Malays. Their first arrival to Aceh and became one of the tribes of Aceh. There are also those who have entered the Dayak area and become a Dayak tribe and so on. The process of the arrival of the Proto Malays and the process of the arrival of the Deutro Malays had different directions. In addition, Proto Malay culture and Deutro Malay culture are also different.

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Proto-Malay and Deutro-Malay Dispersal Map

Based on the Anthropological Theory, the Malay nation is a mixture of two nations, namely Proto-Malay and Deutro-Malay. The Proto-Malays are a nation that entered Indonesia in 2500 – 1500 BC and belonged to the Mongoloid race. While the Deutro Malays are a nation that entered Indonesia in 300 BC and arrived from the plains of South Asia and Central Asia. Now on this occasion I will discuss about Proto Malay culture, Deutro Malay culture, along with the process of the arrival of Proto Malays and the process of arrival of Deutro Malays. For more details you can see below.

Proto-Malay and Deutro-Malay Culture and Their Arrival Process

The Proto-Malays are thought to have come from the provinces of Yunnan (southern China), New Guinea (Taiwan Islands). While the Deutro Malays are thought to have had an influential effect on the history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia in terms of Indian culture. Below is a clarification regarding the Proto Malay culture, Deutro Malay culture, along with the process of the arrival of Proto Malay and the process of arrival of the Deutro Malay.

Proto Malays

The Proto-Malays are a type of Malay nation that is quite old. The process for the arrival of the Proto Malays went through two routes, namely:

  • Derived from the west, namely the Malacca Peninsula to Sumatra, then spread to several places in Indonesia.
  • Derived from the east, namely the Malacca Peninsula to the Philippines and Minahasa, then spread to several Minahasa places.
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Proto Malay Culture

Proto-Malay culture has a higher level than the Homo sapiens culture in Indonesia. Proto-Malay culture is classified as Neolithic culture (stone age). For example, the culture in the eastern route resembles an oval axe, the culture from the western route resembles a square ax and the goods have a neat and smooth texture even though they are made of stone. The Proto-Malays have descendants who are still alive today, namely the Dayak tribe, the tribe found in Papua, the Toraja tribe and the Batak tribe.

Malay Deutero Nation

The Deutro Malays are a type of young Malay nation. The arrival of Deutro Melayu was carried out in waves via the western route in 500 BC.

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Malay Deutro Culture

Deutro Malay culture is higher than Proto Malay. For example, the goods are made using metal materials such as bronze, shoe axes, vessels, nekara and iron. Deutro Malay culture can be called Don Song. Deutro Malays have descendants who are still alive today, namely the Batak, Malay, Javanese, Bugis, and Minang people.

This is an explanation of Proto Malay culture, Deutro Malay culture, along with the process of the arrival of Proto Malays and the process of arrival of Deutro Malays. Hopefully this article can be useful. Thank you.