POPULATION OF MALUDU.
that there are not more than a thousand fighting-men, but the Bajus are holders of slaves, and there are also many strangers settled among them.
Sulaman is placed at a thousand, which includes both Baju and Ida'an, and may be a little over the mark ; for it I have nothing but vague native testimony.
Abai contains about thirty houses, perhaps not above two hundred people; while on the hills are a few small villages of Ida'an. I have put them at one hundred and twenty-five fighting-men, or five hundred in all.
Tampasuk contains about one hundred and fifty Lanun men, or seven hundred and fifty population. Bajus, five hundred, or two thousand five hundred people. I have multiplied the Lanun and Baju fighting-men by five, as they have many slaves both male and female.
Gaya Bay contains about three hundred people.
The population of these districts may therefore be entered as follows :
Gaya Bay Kabatuan Mengkabong h
Tawaran Sulaman Abai
300 Malays and others. 1,000 Ida'an. 6,000 Bajus and others. 1,000 Ida'an. 16,000 Ida'an. 1,000 Ida'an and Bajus. 200 Bajus. 500 Ida'an. 2,500 Bajus.
750 Lanuns. 16,000 Ida'an.
The only figures in the above which I think may