Dusun Tobilung

The Tobilung community is a group of people living in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. They are known for their unique culture and way of life and are believed to be the descendants of Borneo islanders who have lived in the region for many centuries.

This video and its translations were completed by Joemin Maratin (Kimaragang Community) and Dr Jeannet Stephen (Kadazan Community).

The Tobilung community is a group of people living in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. They are known for their unique culture and way of life and are believed to be the descendants of Borneo islanders who have lived in the region for many centuries. The Tobilung people are primarily farmers and fishermen and have a deep understanding of the natural resources in their area. They have a strong farming tradition, with many families growing rice, vegetables, and fruits. They also have a strong fishing tradition, with many families relying on the sea for their livelihoods.

The Tobilung people have a rich cultural heritage and are known for their traditional dances and music. They have a strong storytelling tradition and use music and dance to tell stories of their ancestors and history. They also have a strong tradition of crafting, with many families creating intricate basketry and wood carvings. The community is also known for its strong sense of community spirit; they often come together to help one another (gotong-royong) during times of need. They deeply understand loyalty and respect for their elders, and they are known for their generosity and hospitality.

The Tobilung people have managed to maintain their culture and way of life despite their challenges. They have a strong sense of pride in their heritage and are determined to pass it down to future generations. They are also working to preserve their traditional knowledge and skills to continue thriving in the modern world. The Tobilung community is a unique and vibrant group of people that are proud of their heritage and work hard to preserve it for future generations.

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