The Search for the ‘Origins’ of Melayu

@article{Andaya2001TheSF,
  title={The Search for the ‘Origins’ of Melayu},
  author={Leonard Yuzon Andaya},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={315 - 330}
}
  • L. Andaya
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
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