The Jahai Tribe is one of the Negrito Tribes that is the smallest tribe compared to the Senoi and Proto-Malay (Original Malay) tribes. They lived in Perak, especially in the Hulu Perak region which is in Banun, Tiang River and Temenggor Offshore Dams. In Kelantan, they were gathered in Rual and Jeli River in Hulu Kelantan.
The Jahai people generally looked like the Ethiopian and Negro people in Africa, the Andaman Tribe and the Aeta in the Philippines.
Most of them live in the estuary of the river and the lake shores. Their home is in the form of a bunch of bananas, built with bamboo and thatched sago and tepus leaves. The Jahai tribes like making their homes simple because of their nomadic way of life. They move from one place to another when there is death, unknown diseases, small disputes because of their need to find food and the increase in population.
Now, their nomadic life has reduced because they have received aid from the government agencies.