Indonesian Archipelago

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The Indonesian Archipelago is a chain of hundreds of islands - most of them tiny - over an area that includes Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula, and the Philippines. it has a diverse mix of cultures: the native Malay (once feared for headhunting and ritual cannibalism), plus Arab, Chinese, Dutch, English, indian, Portuguese, and Spanish, and their many religions. Countless martial arts have emerged from this jumble -most famously Pentjak Silat (pp. 189-191) and Kuntao (pp. 178-179). It's said that at least one form of Silat exists for each island!

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