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Children Happy Play BW 1

Bajau people refer to several Austronesian ethnic groups of Maritime Southeast Asia with their origins from the southern Philippines. They live a seaborne lifestyle, and generally build their homes on stilts in the sea. Though lacking in modern day comforts, Bajau people are a jovial lot. This is a photo of Bajau children using their natural environment as a playground.

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Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Malaysia
Copyright: © Chin Leong Teo