The name is probably derived from the Malay Handuman, coming from the ancient Hanuman (monkey).
LANGUR, one of the two Hindu names (the other being hanuman) of the sacred Indian monkey scientifically known as Semnopithecus entellus, and hence sometimes called the entellus monkey.
A quaint figure in the pantheon of the heroic age is Hanuman, the deified chief of monkeys - probably meant to represent the aboriginal tribes of southern India - whose wonderful exploits as Rama's ally on the expedition to Lanka Indian audiences will never weary of hearing recounted.
HANUMAN, in Hindu mythology, a monkey-god, who forms a central figure in the Ramayana.
==Monkey== In India the monkey-god, Hanuman, is a prominent figure; in orthodox villages monkeys are safe from harm.
A derivative word, Maruti or Maroti, is the popular name throughout the Deccan for Hanuman.