De Hollander); whereas others have maintained, with greater show of probability, that the Malays were in possession of an ancient alphabet, and that it was the same as the Rechang (Marsden, Friederich), as the Kawi (Van der Tuuk), or most like the Lampong (Kern) - all of which alphabets, with the Battak, Bugi and Macassar, are ultimately traceable to the ancient Cambojan characters.
In the extreme south are the Lampong people, who claim descent from the Menangkabos, but have also an admixture of Javanese blood.
3 a The residency of the Lampong districts is the southernmost in the island, being separated from Palembang by the Masuji River.
Good roads traverse the broad plains of Benkulen, Palembang and the Lampong districts.
Thus in 1851 a revolt was suppressed in Palembang, and an expedition was sent to the Lampong districts.