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Photo Essay: Rungus Tribeswomen

Cultural assimilation; the process by which a person or a group’s language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group. The term is used to refer to both individuals and groups, and in the latter case it can refer to either immigrant diasporas or native residents that come to be culturally dominated by another society.

Rungus tribeswomen at the Tip of Borneo… always so empowered yet so gentle in their unique idiosyncrasies – fighting cultural assimilation through kindness and practice of ethnic religion in modern North Borneo.

“Knowing the language presents one with a strong selfidentity (sic), a culture with which to identify, and a sense of wellness,” Prof. Evangeline Parsons Yazzie,
Cultural Survival vs. Forced Assimilation: The Renewed War on Diversity

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HELLO, ANA JONESSY is a travel, festival and lifestyle blog by Ana Jonessy, a wanderlusting Sabahan in love with all that Southeast Asia and the world have to offer. I want to be engulfed by the beauty of the wilderness and magic and kindness.

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