The Rungus tribe is part of Kadazandusun community in Sabah and can be found mainly in the north of Sabah (Kudat area). They are one of the most ancient indigenous tribes in Borneo. As with most indigenous ethnic groups in Borneo, their culture revolves around rice.

The Rungus people are known for their intricate beadwork and producing decorative necklaces, bracelets, rings, and many traditional accessories to compliment their beautiful woven clothing. The women weave cloth on backstrap looms and make containers from vines.

Many Rungus now work in town and have abandoned the communal life of the longhouse for modern Malaysian society.

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