Welcome to KadazanHomeland
KadazanHomeland is the place where you can get information about the Kadazan people whose homeland is Sabah, a founding member of the Malaysia Federation, situated at the northern part of the island of Borneo.
- Contains practically everything about the Kadazan people of Sabah.
- Hopes to bring the Kadazan people closer, whatever their political ideology or religious affiliation may be.
- Aims to act as a bridge between every member of the Kadazan people, adults, youth and children.
- Aspires to make every Kadazan individual proud to belong to the Kadazan race and to make each of them feel at home when browsing through KadazanHomeland.
- Uses the terminology "Kadazan" in the broad sense, namely, it includes Dusunic tribes although they may prefer to call themselves "Dusun." It is not intended to offend any of them in any way.
- Makes available a Kadazan Language Section Baagizan Boos Kadazan) to -
- Give visitors some knowledge of the Kadazan Tangaá Language. It is not intended to be exhaustive.
Sunrise at Magando Valley, KadazanHomeland
What KadazanHomeland is NOT
- NOT a place where arguments are presented for or against the use of a particular name for the group of Sabahan people who belong to the Kadazan Tangaá (Tangará) tribe as well as other Dusunic tribes. (By the way, the Kadazan Tangaá were also grouped under "Dusun" during the British colonial rule.)
- NOT a website with connection to any political or religious group.
- NOT a place belittling anyone, whether he or she belongs to the Kadazan racial group or not.
Tivung Hills, Penampang
The information contained herein are made as accurate as possible.
The contents are as listed below.
- Origin and earliest known history of the Kadazan people.
Search for Kadazan Identity
- Kadazan Ancestors
- Aki Maragang of Nabalu
- Internal Migration
- North Borneo: Land Below the Wind
- Under Brunei influence
- Neglect under British colonial rule
Language and Culture
- Ability to speak and understand Kadazan Language
Worst case scenario: Inability of third generation to speak and understand the Kadazan Language.
- Farming community growing wet rice
Worst case scenario: Total loss of identification with rice farming.
- Called "Dusun" by British colonialists after the name the Bruneis gave them
Worst case scenario: Kadazan people remain divided due to different names used.
- Risk of becoming a dead language
Worst case scenario: Loss of language leads to loss of identity.
- Traditional Dress
- Skills at gong-beating and sumazau
- Traditional food and drinks
- The Tangaá (Tangará) Language
- Other Dusunic (Kadazan) tribes
- Kaamatan celebration
- Unduk Ngadau
- Animistic belief and rituals
- The Magavau
- The Moginakan
- Mogondí, Modsuau, Manavit
- Other religious belief
The Search for Unity
- Nabahú Za
- Kadazan Cultural Association (Koisaan Koubasanan Kadazan)
- Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA) (Koisaan Koubasanan Kadazan Dusun)
- Socio-economic status
- Integration into Malaysian society
- Effects of development and urbanization
Patriotism and Being True to Own People
- Brothers Against Brothers
- Splintered leadership of yesteryears
- The establishment of the Kadazan Cultural Association
- Establishment of the "Huguan Siou" paramount leadership position
- One heart, one mind under original UPKO
- Triple Six Tragedy
- Divided allegiance after UPKO
- Rejection of "Huguan Siou" position
- Temporary unity under PBS
- Second time parting of ways
- "Tumiim" event between Kadazan-Dusun leaders
- Continuing efforts to become one people
Artifacts, Handicrafts, Tools and Implements
- Patriotism and role in nation building
- Role of the Kadazan people in community building
- Kadazan in the 21st century and beyond
Music and Dances
- Tangkong and Himpogot, hip belts made from brass rings worn by Kadazan womenfolks
- Tadang and Bakid, large bamboo containers
- Sinaging and Boungon, Kadazan bags made from bamboo or reeds
- Tosung and Tuunau, Rice pounders
- Ladu and Suud, Plough and Harrow
- Lagus and Gazat, flat harrow and thick ropes
- Hingkut, Tangkob and Nutip, Rice barns
- Taasok and Tatanom, stick for planting rice seeds and small stick used for replanting rice seedlings
- Guguzangan and Kikizapan, Rice mill and thresher
- Dango and Papanaá, knife and adze
- Kapak and Dudunsu, axe and hammer
Mt. Akinabalú, the Sacred Mountain of the Kadazans
- Tagung, gong
- Tongkungon, made from large bamboo
- Sundatang, two-string Kadazan guitar
- Kungkuvak, reed flute
- Sompoton, bamboo flute
- Tuahi (Turali), dirge-flute
- Sumazau Dance, Kadazan dance similar to fighting cockerels
- Batibas Dance, Kadazan warrior dance
Myths, Folklore and Legends
- What's in the Name?
- The Dragon of Kinabalu: A mere Legend
- Tourist destination
- Kinabalu Climbathon
- The Vegetable Farms around Mt. Kinabalu
- Poring Hot Springs
- Home town of Aki Maragang
Profile of Kadazan Personalities
- The legend of Huminodun
- Uguk and Manggung, the Pangazou warriors
- Legendary Monsopiad
Other than Donald (Fuad) Stephens and Peter Joinod Mojuntin, other Kadazan (Dusun) personages shall feature in these pages, including
- (Rev. Fr.) Augustine Amandus
- Bernard Giluk Dompok
- Bridget Jaua
- Clarence Bongkos Malakun
- Conrad Mojuntin
- (Bishop) Cornelius Piong
- Darius Binion
- Emmanuel Maluda
- Fred Jinu
- Fred Sinidol
- James Ongkili
- Jintol Mogunting
- Joseph Pairin Kitingan
- (Bishop) Julius Dusin Gitom
- (Br) Justin Mobilik
- Justin Stimol
- Louis Majapur
- Marcel Leiking
- Peter Batungan
- Peter Lansing
- (Monsignor) Primus Jouil
- Samuel Majalang
- Simon Sipaun
- Stanislaus Tendahal
- Vincent Lojingau
Todoson 'tikus' ponong vanan do mambasa kokomoi kinaantakan ii mositi do ondomon do tuhun Kadazan do sohihinaid!
(Note: Additions will be made to this list.)
Kadazan Language Section - Baagizan Id Boos Kadazan -
KadazanHomeland is not true to its goal of presenting a certain picture of the Kadazan people if information about them are not made available in their own language, the ultimate test of their Kadazan idenity.
Kadazan Dictionary (Kadazan Thesaurus)
- Boos no ii popointutun do Tinaú. (Language identifies people as belonging to a particular race.)
- Iisai o tinaú Kadazan om mantad nomboo haid ziohó? (Who are the Kadazan people and where did they originate from?)
- Tandá ngaaví do kointutunan do Tinaú Kadazan. (Symbols of Kadazan identity.)
- Kadazan mogium kointutunan.(Kadazan search for identity.)
- Osodú panaon mogium do piisaan (Long road to Unity)
- Susuzan moden Tinaú Kadazan. (Modern history of the Kadazan race.)
- Ningkokoton poimbidá do "Huguan Siou". (The special role of the paramount chief, "Huguan Siou".)
- Nunu ii iman-imanon do Tinaú Kadazan? (What are the aspirations of the Kadazan people?)
KadazanHomeland also provides information on the Kadazan language and the meaning of selected Kadazan words and phrases.
Bo-os Tinaú Kadazan
- Kadazan Language of the Tangaá (Tangará) tribe.
- The language of other Kadazan (Dusunic) race.
- Kadazan Dictionary (Kadazan Thesaurus).
- Boos Kadazan ii miipiagá kangaangaai (Kadazan words that almost sound alike)
- Boos Kadazan ii miagá o komozon (Kadazan Synonyms)
- Boos Kadazan ii mihavan / migagá o komozon (Kadazan Antonyms)
- Nuhudan Boos Kadazan di Onibó (Short Phrases)
- Lahan Mangait (Pronunciation)
Siga Roundabout, Donggongon
KadazanHomeland provides some information in Kadazan under the Kadazan Language Section and Kadazan Dictionary Pages. However, the information at the Kadazan Language Section are paraphrased translation of some of the information available in English.
The state of affairs in KadazanHomeland and the lot of the Kadazan (Dusun and Murut) people should not remain stagnant. They need to progress in tandem with the rate of progress in the country. They need to also enjoy all the benefits of living in a democratic country.
Check out what is happening in Kadazan Homeland
- Kadazan: Centuries Old Name
- Many people, including many in Kadazan communities, are confused whether the name is of recent origin or was in use a long time ago. In fact, the name is centuries old.
- Insights into Kadazan Early History
- Kadazan early history painted a picture of a people looking for land where they could settle and progress, looking upwards to the skies with pride and great hope for the future.
- The Kadazan Search for Identity
- Kadazan Search for Identity is similar to the search by other races in the world. Being proud of being a Kadazan is a strength that can help Kadazans contribute to nation building.
- The Kadazan Language: Speak Kadazan Daily to Preserve IT!
- Kadazan Language is the language spoken by people living in the region that stretches from Nosoob-Kepayan area through Penampang-Putatan to Papar-Membakut.
- Kadazan Dictionary
- The first Kadazan Dictionary, "Kadazan-English and English-Kadazan Dictionary" (1958) was compiled by A. Antonissen, a Catholic Mill Hill priest.
- Kadazan Custom and Tradition
- Kadazan Custom and Tradition developed from the animistic belief of their ancestors, their rice-farming background and headhunting.
- Kadazan Religious Beliefs
- You may find that there are different Kadazan religious beliefs. But this does not prevent any of them from participating in events organised by Kadazan communities such as the Pesta Kaamatan.
- Kadazan Traditional Music and Dances
- Kadazan traditional music and dances would refer respectively to the sounds produced by "Magagung" (gong beating), "Bungkau", "Sompoton" and to the Kadazan dances of "Sumazau" and "Batibas"
- The Kadazan Harvest Festival
- The Kadazan harvest festival is celebrated throughout the month of May each year. It culminates in the grand Harvest Festival Celebration on the 30th and 31st of May at the Hongkod Koisaan.
- Kadazan Modern History
- Kadazan modern history alternates between amazing achievements and heart-breaking events that sometimes pit Kadazan leaders against each other.
- Kadazan Personages
- Getting to know some Well-known Kadazan personages, past and present.
- SABAH: A Founding Member of the Federation of Malaysia
- Sabah is a founding member of the Federation of Malaysia that came into being on 16th September 1963.
- Mount Kinabalu: The Mountain Revered By The Kadazan People
- Mount Kinabalu, revered by the Kadazan people of Sabah, is the highest mountain in South East Asia. It was near this majestic mountain that Aki Maragang lived with his family.
- The Case for Penampang University
- It is fifty years since the formation of the Federation of Malaysia. It is high time to establish Penampang University.
- KadazanHomeland Blog
- The time for decision is HERE!
KadazanHomeland Blog hopes to provide some pointers as the Kadazan people journey on along the road to greater understanding and lasting unity among their people.
- Susuzan Id Boos Kadazan Kokomoi do Tinau Kadazan
- Susuzan id Boos Kadazan diti monusuzan kokomoi do tinaú Kadazan, boos om kointutunan diohó, koubasanan om lahan diohó mamaamasi. Kivaa nogi baagizan komozon do boos Kadazan (Kadazan Dictionary.
- Komohoingan Tinau Kadazan: Mantad Nomboo Zioho?
- Muot ko dati mantad nomboo haid o komohoingan Tinau Kadazan. Ti-uot diti avasi toomod. Ingkaa no potitikid tinau tuhun id vinoun. Au tumood zioho do mongiho do susuzan do tuhun dioho sondii.
- Meaning of Kadazan Words and Phrases
- The meaning of Kadazan words listed previously HERE is intended to help you verify the extent of your knowledge on the Kadazan language.
- You are advised to read the Disclaimers by KadazanHomeland.com before proceeding further.
- DONGGONGON Before and NOW
- If you had visited Donggongon, Penampang, more than twenty years ago, you will not recognise it now if you come today.
- Lotinggi Dampian Books and Stationery
- Lotinggi Dampian Books and Stationery is already operating. It is found at Lot 137, 2nd Floor, Megalong Mall, Donggongon, Penampang, the longest mall in Sabah, Malaysia.