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Minangkabau or Minang people are ethnic groups who speak and uphold Nusantara customs Minangkabau. Region adherents culture covers West Sumatra , half land Riau , north of Bengkulu , the western part of Jambi , the southern part of North Sumatra , southwest of Aceh , and also Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia . they are short-motherhood Culture (matrilineal), with the property and land passed from mother to daughter, while religious and political affairs is a matter for the men (although some women also play an important role in this field). Now about half the Minangkabau people living in the region, the majority of large cities and towns in Indonesia and Malaysia. The Malays in Malaysia, many originating from the Minangkabau, they inhabit primary Negeri Sembilan and Johor .