Aceh Tribe is one of the oldest tribe in Indonesia. They are from Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province. Their major religion is Islam, and the dialect is Aceh dialect. Aceh dialect came from west Malay-Polinesia language, which still in the same family as Champa language that is spoken in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Acehnese tribe is the name of a tribe that inhabits the northern tip of Sumatra. They are Muslims. Acehnese is part of the western Malayo-Polynesian language, a branch of the Austronesian language family.
The Aceh tribe has a long history of the glory of an Islamic kingdom until the struggle over the colonial conquest of the Dutch East Indies.
Many of the Acehnese cultures absorb Hindu Indian culture, where the vocabulary of many Sanskrit-speaking Aceh languages.The tribe of Aceh is the tribe in Indonesia who first embraced Islam and founded the Islamic kingdom. The majority of Acehnese people work as farmers, miners, and fishermen.
Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam is the most west side of Indonesia, and in middle century it was one of the most important port around Malay Strait. There are many foreign people and traders staying in the port, for example Arabians, Chinese, Thai, Champas, and Malay.
Then, some of these traders would later choose to marry local women and live around the coast line.
That is why Aceh Tribe is descendant of those races.