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Define the word SOCIETY?

A human society is a group of people involved in persistent interpersonal


relationships, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or
social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant
cultural expectations. Human societies are characterized by patterns of
relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a
distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the
sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social
sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns
in subgroups.

2) List the main ethnic groups and sub-ethnic communities in Malaysia .


Malaysia is a multiethnic, multicultural, and multilingual society, and the
many ethnic groups in Malaysia maintain separate cultural identities. The
society of Malaysia has been described as "Asia in miniature". The main
ethic of Malaysia which is the Malays, who account for over half the
Malaysian population, play a dominant role politically and are included in a
grouping identified as bumiputra. Their native language, Bahasa Malaysia, is
the national language of the country, and the second-largest ethnic group
which is Chinese. Chinese have adopted Malay traditions while maintaining
elements of Chinese culture such as their Buddhist and Taoist religion. The
more common dialects of Chinese spoken in Peninsular Malaysia
are Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainanese, and Foochow. And
the third is Indian , Indian community in Malaysia is the smallest of the
three main ethnic groups, accounting for about 10 percent of the country's
population. They speak a variety of South Asian languages its
Tamils , Malayalees, and Telugu people to make up over 85 percent of the
people of Indian origin in the country. Indian immigrants to Malaysia
brought with them the Hindu and Sikh cultures.
The one of the sub- ethnic communities in Malaysia which is sabah, The
largest indigenous ethnic groups of Sabah's population are the Kadazan
Dusun, the Bajau and the Murut.

And another of the sub-ethnic communities in Malaysia is Sarawak


collectively known as Dayaks, the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu are the
major ethnic groups in the state of Sarawak.
3)

State the do and don't of all races in Malaysia .

The Malays dos and dont :


I) Drinks are generally offered to guests. It is polite to accept.
II) The right hand is always used when eating with one's hand or giving and
receiving objects.
III) The right forefinger is not used to point at places, objects or persons.
Instead, the thumb of the right hand with four fingers folded under is the
preferred usage.
IV) Shoes must be removed when entering places of worship such as
mosques and temples. Some mosques provide robes and scarves for female
visitors. Taking photographs at places of worship is usually permitted but
always ask permission beforehand.

The Chinese dos and dont:


I)
II)

be effusively thankful if someone gives you a gift, then set it aside to


open later, to avoid appearing greedy.
remove your shoes when entering a Chinese home or temple.

III) greet the eldest person in a Chinese family first, as a sign of respect.
IV)

Dont shake your feet, lest you shake away all of your luck.

V)
Dont leave your chopsticks upright in your bowl or tap your bowl
with them .
The Indians dos and dont

I ) Do greet people with big smile, handshakes with ladies especially in rural
areas should be avoided.
II ) Do make sure to remove footwear when visiting a place worship or
mausoleum.
III ) Do not hurt a cow, as many hindus consider the cows are holy, and are
offended if they are hit by strangers.
IV ) Do not walking over books and paper, even newspaper or even touching
them with feets , as Indian people treat books as a metaphor for the goddess
of learning.
LIM CHEE YONG FROM E-DIBA