Understanding Melayu (Malay) as a Source of Diverse Modern Identities

@article{Reid2001UnderstandingM,
  title={Understanding Melayu (Malay) as a Source of Diverse Modern Identities},
  author={Anthony Reid},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={295 - 313}
}
  • A. Reid
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, History
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
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