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Punan

 

a group of Dayak tribes, including the Punan, Ukit, Beketan, and Basap tribes. The Punan live predominantly in Indonesia. They number approximately 60,000 (1972, estimate). Their languages belong to the Indonesian group of the Malayan-Polynesian language family. The Punan retain ancient and traditional religious beliefs. They are one of the oldest groups of nomadic gatherers and hunters, roaming the depths of the tropical forest near the headstreams of the rivers of Central Kalimantan. Their chief occupations are gathering wild fruits and resins and hunting.

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Earlier, addressing the public in Gurusar Jodhan, Dabwali Dhab, Burj Sidwan, Sham Kheda, Dhani Barki, Dhani Punan Singh, Kolianwali, Chpianwali and Sarwan Bodln, the chief minister that the only aim of his life was to resolve the problems of people coming at their doorsteps and raise the standard of their life by providing them with the ultra modern civic amenities.
Hose wrote of the area in his time as being that of the "Malay and Chinaman" downriver, but that upriver it was the country chiefly of the Kenyah ("great river people") and the Kayan, the latter group exercising the greatest influence in the area--with the Punan as "invaluable people" for their knowledge of the forest (Hose 1929:66, 101).
Meanwhile, explorations are still in progress in Kelai and Punan areas to determine the strength of the reserves.
In contrast, the following paper by Bernard Sellato one of the foremost Pnan scholars finds that the Punan of Kalimantan have maintained a collective identity throughout the course of the twentieth century.
As a part of Danube's global growth strategy, the company has undertaken severalexpansion activities in terms of facilities and product development, which includeits recently announced investment of USD 15 million for the construction of threenew manufacturing facilities in the Punan Industrial Economic Development Zone inLianyungang Port, China.
Aside from the Siang, Murung Raya is home to at least five other Dayak groups including the Murung people in the east of the regency, the so-called Uut Danum (or Ot Danum) in the north and west, the nomadic (or at least formerly nomadic) Punan in the far north, and a small number of people in the south and west who are known locally as "Kapuas" and "Kahayan," but whom the literature would most likely identify as "Nagju.
The move involved the construction of three new manufacturing facilities in the Punan Industrial Economic Development Zone in Lianyungang Port, which the company expects to generate USD 50 million in additional revenues.
Punan foragers in the trading networks of Southeast Asia, in C.
Throughout the interior of central Borneo, away from the major rivers inhabited by longhouse-dwelling swidden agriculturalists, are groups of hunter-gatherers: Penan, Punan, Buket, and others.
Leach, conducting research among some of the ranked societies of Borneo, remarked on the monopolisation of his research by aristocrats: 'On one occasion when I managed to get some commoner Punan Bah involved in the discussion, Penghulu Puso who accompanied me pointedly contradicted everything they said
We will list language/dialect names in Kalimantan and show maps of the languages in four geographical areas, namely, Northwest (Land Dayak and Tamanic), Northeast (Kayanic & Punan, Kelabitic, Kenyahic, Murut-Tidong, and Rejang-Sajau), Southern inland (Barito), and the surrounding area (Malayic), and will give detailed information on language documentation projects mainly in the Kenyah and Punan languages of East Kalimantan and in the Barito languages of Central Kalimantan.