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The Coastal Area

The Kedahan settled the coastal area since 1600s when they was in the Greater Kedah Kingdom which is known as the Siam (which being heist the whole identity by the Tai invader).  They opened Klian Pauh, renamed as a Chinese settlement Taiping nearly 150 years before the rebranding, as early as 1700s.

Bintang Range with Bubu and Larut peak with range of peaks between 600m and 1600m high, separate the coast with The Middle Valley.

The Middle Valley

The post-ancient civilization of Perak River valley was started after Malacca invaded by the Portuguese and the Dutch in 1600s. The overthrown royalties of  Malacca, opened Pahang after Johor and reopened Perak.

It is believed that the self-declared sultan was in war with Tun Saban, the son of infamous Malaccan Prime Minister, Tun Perak. Tun Saban as the earlier explorer, navigate the valley to the upstream and opened Perak state at the Perak River upstream. The latter sultan wants the annexed the upper Perak area into his kingdom that based at the lower part of Perak river. Tun Saban loose in the battle.

Here, most roots are from Sumatra (Rawa, Mendailing), Java (Java, Bawean), Riau (Deli,  Johore) and far east Indonesia (Banjar, Bugis).

The potpourri produced a special sound of dialect that today was the official Perak dialect.

For another in between, Kledang Range separate The Middle Valley with the last explored valley, then tin haven, Kinta Valley.

The Kinta Valley

Here is where Ipoh located. It was the place of orang ulu (aborigines) as it was before founded by Sumatran Kulop Kinta before in 1600s. As a tin center, it gave birth to Ipoh Town as early as 1870.

The roots here are of the mixture of various clans of Malay. Settled from 300 years ago, they now mixed with the federal nationalism to produce the very own Ipoh cultures. The mixture of the local mixture with Kedah and the standard Malay made what Ipoh have from the Malays today.

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DIALECT MIXED-UP
 
Standard : KAU BIAR SAJA MEREKA BEGITU... (Let them be such / Ignore them )
English Tongue : COW BEE-YARR SAR-JARR MURRAY-CAR BURG-IT-TOO
 
Perak : KAMU BIOR JER DEMER ROPERTU..
English  Tongue: CAR-MOO BE-YOUR JUR DAY-MURR ROW-PER-TOO
 
Kedah : HANG BIAQ DEPA LAGUTU..
English Tongue: HUNG BE-YUCK DAY-PAR LAR-GOO-TOO
 
Ipoh : HANG BIOR JE DEPER TU..
English Tongue : HUNG BE-YOUR JUR DAY-PER TOO