About Mahmeri

The Mah Meri are one of the 18 tribes of Orang Asli living in West Malaysia. They are of the Senoi subgroup. Most of the members of the Mah Meri tribe live along the coast of South Selangor from Sungei Pelek up to Pulau Carey, although there is at least one Mah Meri Community on the other side of the Klang River.

According to the Orang Asli Office of the Malaysian government, they numbered around 2200 in 2005.

Most of the Mah Meri lives in small villages (kampungs) on the fringes of other cities and on Pulau Carey, which has five separate villages of Mah Meri.

Political Organization

In common with other Orang Asli Villages, each kampung elects its own Batin (Village Headman) and a council of 'elders' to represent the people living in the kampung. The Batin is paid an annual salary by the Malaysian government. The Bomoh, who functions as a shaman in their society, plays an important role in the kampung.

Name of Kampung

Nearest Town

Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Bangkong


Kampung Orang Asli Tanjung Sepat

Kuala langat

Kampung Orang Asli Tongkah


Kampung Orang Asli Kelanang


Kampung Orang Asli Pulau Banting


Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun

Pulau carey

Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Rambai

Pulau carey

Kampung Orang Asli Kepau Laut

Pulau carey

Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Judah

Pulau carey

Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Kurau

Pulau carey

Kampung Orang Asli Pulau Indah



The Mah Meri language, sometimes also called Besisi is one of the Mon-Khmer language group but has also borrowed from Malay.

Any information in JHEOA



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