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Orang Asli community in Malaysia is a small community and they are native community in this country. The Orang Asli community was officially divided into three groups. The largest is Negrito, Melayu Asli and Senoi. Senoi and Negrito tribe and were classified into six small tribes. Melayu Asli tribe divided into seven small tribes. Since there are various ethnic groups among the Orang Asli, then there are many differences in the way of living, speaking and the language used. Culture and customs are also different and has its own uniqueness. Many Aboriginal people married when still young age. For men, age 18 years is the most appropriate age for getting married. When women were aged 16 years and shall be not more than age men. Marriage is done by parent prospective bride, the ceremony began from merisik until a person has become legally married couple. There are also among the Orang Asli who were engaged at an early age. Normally, men and women have relationships such as brother or cousin or second cousin has the same ethnic groups. It is not an offense if the prospective groom to marry a woman from another tribe. But the wife must enter the husband's ethnic groups.

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