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The Malay people in Sabah are a particular race from the Peninsula Malaysia. A large number of Sabah people are not Malay but indigenous Borneo people including Kadazans, Dusuns, Muruts, Bruneians, Bajau, and Sino.
In the Kinabatangan River area there is a generalised group known as the Orang Sungei which means "people of the river. They consist of several different sub groups including Kadazan, Dusan, Sinabu,Sinarupa,Kalabuan, Makian, Kumanau and others.
There are also significant numbers of people of Indian, Chinese, Philippine and Indonesian origins. You will also find expats from the UK, USA, Australia and many other countries. An excellent place to see the history of the people of Sabah Is the Museum. http://museum.sabah.gov.my/
When visiting Sabah be sure to enjoy the diverse cultures, shopping and food that this brings.