Definitions

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  • noun A citizen of Malaysia having indigenous Malay ancestry

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) + पुत्र (putra); via Malay son of the soil

Examples

  • Though the Malays and other indigenous peoples, together known as bumiputra in Malay, make up about 60% of the population, they have traditionally been poorer than the Chinese and Indian immigrants, who have long dominated the nation's business and trade.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Though the Malays and other indigenous peoples, together known as bumiputra in Malay, make up about 60% of the population, they have traditionally been poorer than the Chinese and Indian immigrants, who have long dominated the nation's business and trade.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Though the Malays and other indigenous peoples, together known as bumiputra in Malay, make up about 60% of the population, they have traditionally been poorer than the Chinese and Indian immigrants, who have long dominated the nation's business and trade.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Though the Malays and other indigenous peoples, together known as bumiputra in Malay, make up about 60% of the population, they have traditionally been poorer than the Chinese and Indian immigrants, who have long dominated the nation's business and trade.

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  • The Malay and indigenous groups, collectively known as bumiputra, or sons of the soil, are regarded as economically disadvantaged and have benefited from a range of policies intended to increase their prosperity relative to the ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities, who account for about 34 per cent of the population.

    Planet Malaysia

  • It is being compared with Malaysia ` s controversial "bumiputra" laws that reserve whole sections of national life for the majority

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The increasingly militant campaign is showing close parallels with Malaysia's "bumiputra" policies, often criticised as

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The increasingly militant campaign is showing close parallels with Malaysia's "bumiputra" policies, often criticised as

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Malaysia has long be depending much of the Indonesians in making up their "bumiputra" of today.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • Malaysia has long be depending much of the Indonesians in making up their "bumiputra" of today.

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