Long before there were “Pribumi,” modern Indonesia and South East Asia had completely different indigenous inhabitants.
Youtuber Masaman looks at the original South East Asians. South East Asia today is dominated by “Austronesians,” a group that came South from Taiwan over 2,000 years ago. Though for much of the region’s history, the genetic makeup was very different.
In an epic and often forgotten history, Masaman tells the tale of how the original indigenous population of SEA came to be separated from the rest of the world, and what their status is today.
It’s a story that starts 50,000 years ago – before the Indonesian archipelago even existed…