MALAYS, the name given by Europeans to the people calling themselves Orang Malayu, i.e.
For the purposes of this article, however, only those among these races which bear the name of Orang Malayu, speak the Malayan language, and represent the dominant people of the land, can be included under the title of Malays.
The Malays to-day are Sunni Mahommedans of the school of Shafi`i, and the y habitually use the terms Orang Malayu, i.e.
a Malay, and Orang Islam, i.e.
The natives are governed by rajas (orang kajas), the Dutch government being represented by a posthouder.