Since time immemorial, the Kadazan community known as rice farmers and a major producer of rice in Sabah. They harvest rice using traditional methods such as using a sickle, knives and "linggaman". In the past they practice nomadic farming. They keep the rice in the rice huts and place it in the rice granary called "tangkop". They plowed fields by using the old way using buffalo energy and hoe. However, in some places with the advances in agricultural technology, they began to use tractors to plow the fields. Besides planting rice paddy fields and hills, Kadazan people also planting corn, cassava, tobacco and vegetables such as sweet temu, spinach, pumpkins, petola, beans, peppers and chillies. These crops they planted around the house. In the area Kundasang, where the climate is cold, Kadazan people planting a variety of cool-climate vegetables like cabbage and asparagus. In addition, they also plants fruits like pineapple, jackfruit, "tarap", banana, mango, papaya, coconut, "bambaangan", orange, red guava and rambutan. These fruits are plant around the house, garden and in fruit orchards located in the hills areas.
3.2 Husbandry And Hunting
4.1 Traditional Clothing
- Blouse black velvet sleeveless for women (Sinuangga), short sleeve for middle-aged women (Sinompukung) and long-sleeves for old women especially 'bobohizan' (Kinoingan).
- Black velvet shirt, or long for the men.
- Sumazau Penampang
Mogunatip is a dance performed by the natives of the interior including the Kadazan from Tambunan, Kwijau Dusun from Keningau and several groups of Murut tribes. Magunatip is derived from the word "atip meaning 'to press between two surfaces. Dancers Magunatip requires skill and agility to dance the bamboo are hit together to produce the rhythm of the dance. It is a dance that is performed during certain ceremonies to honor guests.
- Kordofon - (tongkungon, harps, sundatang or gagayan)
- Erofon - (flute, turali or tuahi, bungkau and sompoton)
- Idofon - (togunggak, gongs, kulintangan) and membranofon (drums, drum or tontog).
Idiofon scourge of bamboo is played in the group to escort dance or march in the festivities.
- Noonsom Sada (Fish).
- Noonsom Bambangan .
Bambangan is one of the kadazan dusun people's choices for a sour tang to their food.
- Noonsom Tuhau.
Better known as 'Chicken Soup Lihing' in the Malay language is a special traditional dishes of ethnic Kadazan-Dusun , Sabah . Materials required are a chicken village, a liquor which is called 'Lihing' among the Kadazan and sliced ginger. How to prepare, cooked chicken meat that has been cut by half a cup lihing, sliced ginger, salt and seasoning powder. Let it boil until the chicken just before serving gently. By tradition the Kadazan-Dusun, the food is very suitable for the new women after childbirth. Many traditional ethnic foods Kadazandusun today can be found in common a certain number of restaurants providing local food traditions. In addition, some leading hotels are also chosen to serve ' Hinava 'as special dishes for the visitors. The uniqueness and diversity of food traditions introduced by the local community Sabah today is one of the privileges available in the land below the wind.  [viii]
For the Kadazandusun community, Tapai(rice wine) is a traditional drink that needs to be in life as a symbol or practice that has been done over many generations. Tapai has become synonymous with the Kadazandusun community. Among the factors drinking culture is the belief in the spirit of fermented rice (Harvest Festival), customs, marriage ceremony, gatherings, open house, entertaining event, the opening before the discussion fiancee, death, mutual assistance, etc.
- Kadazan West Coast dialects
- Kadazan East Coast dialects
- Kadazan North dialects
- Kadazan Interior dialects [ix]
7.0 RELIGION OF KADAZAN PEOPLE
The Kadazan individual family or community as a ritual isolate is in constant interaction with the spirit world. This involves a number of sacrificial ceremonies to create a balanced ritual state between the kadazan/Dusuns and those numbers of the spirit world.
i) "Minamanngun / Kinorohingan or Kinoingan" - the Almighty creator
ii) "Koduduwo/ Koduduvo"- a living person's spirit
iii) "Tombiruoh/Tombivo" - the ghostly spirit of the dead
iv) "Rogon"- the evil spirits