Exploring batek hep’s flora and fauna

T. S. Tengku Intan Suzila, M. N. Mohd Yusri, Kok Seong Teo

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Abstract

Documenting an endangered language is as significant as documenting cultural and heritage knowledge. Cultural knowledge and heritage are essential for acknowledging our past as a form of preparing for our future. Rapid changes in traditional lifestyle due to modernization have threatened the cultural lifestyle and language of the Batek Hep of Malaysian-Pahang National Park dwellers. The opening of road access to Kuala Tahan has made it easier to reach their settlements. The Batek Hep are mostly hunter-gatherers and nomadic. Today as part of the tourist attractions of the national park, they forage and sell jungle produce-namely sandalwoods alternately to attending to tourists in the ecotourism industry. Many are semi-nomadic, making short trips to look for sandalwoods and only occasionally hunt as animals are scarce. The present findings share some lexicons of flora and fauna of the traditional Batek hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Datawas gathered through elicitation fieldwork of several visitswhichwere recorded and transcribed. Some discussion of language descriptive analysis is included with the objective to spark a grammar establishment of the Batek Aslian language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages197-201
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138027350
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Nov 20142 Nov 2014

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Other3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period1/11/142/11/14

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modernization
animal
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Tengku Intan Suzila, T. S., Mohd Yusri, M. N., & Teo, K. S. (2015). Exploring batek hep’s flora and fauna. In Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014 (pp. 197-201). CRC Press/Balkema.

Exploring batek hep’s flora and fauna. / Tengku Intan Suzila, T. S.; Mohd Yusri, M. N.; Teo, Kok Seong.

Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. p. 197-201.

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Tengku Intan Suzila, TS, Mohd Yusri, MN & Teo, KS 2015, Exploring batek hep’s flora and fauna. in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 197-201, 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014, Bali, Indonesia, 1/11/14.
Tengku Intan Suzila TS, Mohd Yusri MN, Teo KS. Exploring batek hep’s flora and fauna. In Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema. 2015. p. 197-201
Tengku Intan Suzila, T. S. ; Mohd Yusri, M. N. ; Teo, Kok Seong. / Exploring batek hep’s flora and fauna. Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. pp. 197-201
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