I think they believe themselves to be more civilized than that.
Among the more civilized, however, the Malay numerals up to ten are adopted by the Sakai.
Representatives of their race are also found scattered among the Malayan villages throughout the country, and also along the coast, but these have intermixed so much with the Malays, and have acquired so many customs, &c., from their more civilized neighbours, that they can no longer be regarded as typical of the race to which they belong.
The civilized man is a more experienced and wiser savage.
Yes, I wonder about our idea of civilized sometimes.