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1) The mousedeer's name is Sang Kancil and his enemy, the crocodile, is Sang Buaya.

http://www.sabrizain.org/malaya/parames2.htm
Sang Kanchil. The birth of the great Malay Empire of Melaka began with a courageous little brown mousedeer, called a pelanduk or popularly referred to as Sang Kanchil.

http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_1527_2009-05-21.html
Information about the Mousedeer by Timothy Pwee from National Library Board Singapore.

http://mymalaysia.wordpress.com/2006/08/15/sang-kanchil/
Sang Kanchil from Malaysia Uncut: A repository of Malaysian Stuff and more.

http://jijie-jiji.blogspot.com/2009/04/mari-pakat-baca-ini-cerita.html
Saya Suka Ini Cerita: the retold story of Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya.

http://www.topics-mag.com/folk-tales/folk-tale-cleverness-mayl.htm
"Outwitting a Crocodile": A traditional Malaysian Folktale, retold by Chok Yoon Fee from Malaysia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiQiSCo-MBc (Part 1 video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We_kz_Ma85w (Part 2 video)

Two dramatic videos about Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya. Shadow puppets.


2) The pronunciation of it is a little hard to Anglicize because of some inflections native speakers put on the words but it's basically Kahn-Chill, in a nutshell. If the full name, Sang Kancil/Kantchil is used (I take it the second may be an Indonesian/Borneo way of spelling it, since in Malaysia, the first is what I've been accustomed to), it's Saahng Kahn-Chill.

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