Ethnozoology

  graph3The diagram shows the uses of animals in various application.

 

  • Animals can be use as various purposes as shown in diagram, that is for food, vehicles, uses in our culture, in craft, as ornamentals and pets, as well as used as medicine.

 

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The table describe the diversity of animals found in Malaysia.

 

  • The table above shows the diversity of animals found in Malaysia compare to worldwide. Although Malaysia had a very small land mass, that is 0.2% of global land mass, it is had a very rich in faunal diversity.
  • Thus, it is expected that animals had been associated in the life of the ethnics and indigenous people since time immemorial.
  • In these article, description of how particular animals are being used by certain ethnics of Malaysia will be narrated, especially ethnic in Sabah and Sarawak.