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Senoi Line breaks: Senoi
Pronunciation: /sɛˈnɔɪ/

Definition of Senoi in English:

noun (plural same)

A member of an aboriginal people of western Malaysia.
Example sentences
  • The country's indigenous population includes the orang asli, which is commonly divided into the Negritos (a nomadic hunting people), the Senoi (an agrarian people), and the Jakun (an agrarian people).
  • At the Cameron Highlands we'll find the Senoi, the dream people.


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Relating to the Senoi.
Example sentences
  • They are the homes of the Semai, part of the Senoi group of Orang Asli.
  • Dreaming is said to play a vital role in the lives of the Senoi tribe of Malaysia.


A local name .

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