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Lebu Kulit Sungai Asap

Posted by Wennaz on January 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

LEBU' KULIT, another minority tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia

Name of group:

Lebu’ Kulit (or wrongly called Uma Kulit, Rumah Kulit, Lepo Kulit)

Ethnic group:

Identified themselves as Lebu’ Kulit, they are linguistically linked closest to the Uma’ Kelep and Uma’ Pawa’ in Sarawak. While some of them claimed to have originated from Lebu’ Ujok, there is no Lebu’ Ujok settlements in Sarawak. Another group that closely shared their language are the Lebu’ Timai, found in Indonesian Kalimantan.

Administrative District:

Belaga (Asap sub-district) in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.

Nearest town:

Belaga, Sarawak, Malaysia

Town most frequented:


Total population:

members – 2100 (2005 records)


Subsistent farming - hill rice, vegetables, cocoa, pepper, fruit trees, occasional fishing and hunting, small time crafting

Total households:

In Asap - around 210, in Jawé’ – around 10, in Belaga – around 20, in Kapit – around 10, in Long Mitik – around 10, in Sibu – around 10, in Miri – around 10, in Bintulu – around 10.

Village Head:

In Asap - Gun Imang (2005 records)

Church Pastor in Asap:

Religion: Christians (97%) Muslims (2%) Others (1%)

Other Settlements:

Long Jawé’ (Baau Baru), Long Mitik


They came to Sarawak during the early 50’s, resided in Lung Item before settling in Lung Jawé’ (or wrongly spelled as Long Jawe). Some moved out to Long Mitik in the 70’s, and the whole groups were involved in the massive relocation of the Bakun-affected people to the current Asap.

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