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(ˌmi nɑŋ kəˈbaʊ)

n., pl. -baus, (esp. collectively) -bau.
1. a member of a people dispersed throughout W Indonesia and Malaysia, though most numerous in their historical homeland, the highlands of W central Sumatra.
2. the Austronesian language of the Minangkabau.
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This study examines the cultural, political and economic impacts of intra-regional migration and diasporic communities in this region, specifically comparing the interconnected histories of the Chinese, Bugis, Arab, and Minangkabau communities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
He has published several books and articles on analytic philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophical hermeneutics and local wisdom of Malay and Minangkabau ethnic groups.
Such kingdoms of words include the central Timorese Wewiku-Wehali kingdom, the Minangkabau realm of Pagaruyung, and Dewa Agung's kingdom in Klungkung on Bali (Therik 2004; Drakard 1999; Wiener 1995; Geertz 1980).
For accounts of different variations of kinship found among Malay-speaking peoples throughout Sumatra see: Besemah and Guinai in the highlands of South Sumatra (Collins 1979; Sakai 1999); Redjang of South Sumatra (Jaspan 1964); Petalangan of Riau (Rang 2002); Minangkabau in West Sumatra (Thomas 1977); and Aech in North Sumatra (Bowen 1984).
These are the Batak in North Sumatra, the Dayak in Kalimantan, the Ambonese in the Moluccas, the Javanese, the Sundanese, the Balinese, the Acehnese, and the Minangkabau, each with a different language.
Mes propres recherches chez les Minangkabau vont egalement dans ce sens (pour un exemple, voir Pak 2007).
Gongs and pop songs: sounding Minangkabau in Indonesia.
Drawing on more than two years of field work among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, ethnomusicologist Fraser describes the transformation of music in the region since the 1960s through different musical styles involving the same medium, talempong.
Three people on the plane operated by budget carrier Citilink were lighty injured in the incident at Minangkabau International Airport on Sunday night, airline spokesman Benny Butar Butar said.
La troupe indonesienne sumbar talenta s'est produite avec une quinzaine d'artistes (danseurs, chanteurs et musiciens) qui ont fierement porte le costume traditionnel de Minangkabau.
Pagaruyung Palace was the royal palace of the Pagaruyung Kingdom, the seat of the Minangkabau kings of West Sumatra.
11) All of them were from the indigenous people of Nagari Pangean, a Riau Malay ethnic group close to the Minangkabau in language, kinship organization and land tenure systems.