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Minangkabau people (Minangkabau: Urang Minang or Urang Awak; Indonesian or Malay: Orang Minangkabau; Jawi: منڠكبو), also known as Minang, are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra, Indonesia. The Minangkabau's West Sumatran homelands was the seat of the Pagaruyung Kingdom, believed by early historians to have been the cradle of the Malay race, and the location of the Padri War (1821 to 1837).
Urang Minang or Urang Awak
|c. 8 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Malaysia||934,000 (counted as part of the local "Malays")|
|Singapore||15,720 (counted as part of the local "Malays")|
Minangkabau • Indonesian
Other Malay varieties incl. Malaysian • Kerinci
|Related ethnic groups|
a According to customary law ( Adat ), all Minangkabau people are Muslim
Minangkabau are the ethnic majority in West Sumatra and Negeri Sembilan. Minangkabau are also a recognised minority in other parts of Indonesia as well as Malaysia, Singapore and the Netherlands.