Malaysia Mandailing Returns to Indonesia

Malaysia Mandailing / 16 September, 2019

Malaysia Mandailing Returns to Indonesia

Malaysia Mandailing Returns to Indonesia

Malaysia Mandailing Returns to Indonesia In the last 5 years AADEWA the number of Malaysian Mandailing community associations who crossed into North Sumatra to return to the village looked at the ancestral land and met expert relatives, then increased.

The Mandailing generation community in Malaysia numbered in the hundreds of thousands, for historians. In neighboring countries, they make groups to carry out various activities, listed looking for expert relatives in Mandailing.

Hafizah Kamaruddin, the second generation of the Mandailing family who were born in Malaysia, were among those who met their family experts for the first time a year later.

“(I think) very, very happy. Years later I went to visit my cousin’s wedding in Ajang and was able to meet with the brothers from Hutapungkut.

“This was the first time we met, even though we did not have time to meet, but the enthusiasm of the relationship can be experienced by how intimately we are, how close we are, even though we met at the beginning,” Hafizah told BBC News Indonesia.

The expedition to Mandailing was organized by several associations including Mandailing Malaysia Indonesia (IMAMI). This group helps families of the Mandailing generation in Malaysia to trace their expert relatives back.

“Romance of the ancestral lands”

Hafizah, who is also the IMAMI body, said that close to 20 family bodies consisting of 3 participating forces and went to Nopan City, in Mandailing Natal Regency, North Sumatra Province.

He said the number of people who were “mulak desa” (returning to the village) each year continued to increase in the last few years and continued to be many young children who wanted to know more about the land of their ancestors.

“I observe the progress of the Mandailing unions around the last five years.

“Many alliances were made, many Mandailing activities were held, and so was the progress of culture and its likeness. Instantly, and I also did not know why attention was made to make these groups arise,” he said.

Historian Abdur-Razzaq Lubis said the meeting or various activities that the Mandailing community tried was “romanticism for searching for ancestral land.”

Throughout the meetings or activities carried out by this group, they generally tell questions originating from family ideas, dance styles, fine dining and discussing the successes of the Mandailing generation superiors.

Abdur-Razzaq himself began conducting research on the evacuation of the Mandailing community because he wanted to find out more about his own family.

His grandfather, Mohamad Dahlan Loebis, pressed Abdur-Razzaq to use his family, a second before he died. Her grandfather’s notes which after that made him the title of Lubis to the present.

When he first arrived at Mandailing as part of his research, he said his relatives played Gordang Sambilan, a dance welcoming his arrival.

Abdur-Razzaq is the sixth generation descendant of Mandailing in Malaysia.

His great grandfather left Mandailing in the 1800s when the Padri War broke out in West Sumatra and then spread to Mandailing.

Hundreds of thousands of people fled to Malaya at that time, Abdur-Razzaq said.

A number of Mandailing residents are recorded in Malaysian history including being the founders of a number of cities, the most important of which is Kuala Lumpur, the current capital of Malaysia, Abdur-Razzaq said.

“The impact in the 19th century is quite large, but in the 20th century it is rather difficult or difficult to trace it because many Mandailing people on average have been withered or withered themselves,” he said.

Around the 1930s, the story of Abdur-Razzaq, British colonials worried about the possibility of a Malay rebellion because the number of Chinese and Indian migrants at that time. Because of this, the British began to merge migrants from Sumatra with Malays to increase their numbers.

Before 1930, migrants referred to themselves as Mandailing, Bugis or Javanese and so on, but at the 1930 population census, there was only one choice, namely Malay.

From then on Abdur-Razzaq said, there were no more origins of these migrants listed in the census.

But Abdur-Razzaq said Mandailing culture could still be maintained because it was passed down from one generation to another, as well as the political influence of the Mandailing descendants.