The New International Encyclopædia/Semang
SEMANG′, or Mendi. One of the aboriginal peoples of the Malay Peninsula, inhabiting Northern Perak, Kedah, Rahman, Ranga, and Kelantan. They are short-statured and darker than the Sakai (q.v.). from whom they are also distinguished by their curly hair. The advance of the Malays and the intrusions of Siamese and Europeans, with the ever-present Chinese, are driving these aborigines farther into the interior.