Definition of Dayak in English:
noun (plural same or Dayaks)
1A member of a group of indigenous peoples inhabiting parts of Borneo.
- Clashes between groups of non-Muslim, indigenous Dayaks and migrant Muslim Madurese first erupted Sunday at dawn.
- In October 1943 the Chinese population, which numbered about 50,000, helped by the indigenous Dyaks, rebelled against the Japanese occupation troops.
- Many sympathised with Dayaks as an indigenous people dispossessed of their forests by rapacious New Order development.
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Of or relating to the Dayak or their languages.
- Central Kalimantan Deputy Governor Nashon Taway, accompanied by three leading Dayak figures, went to the site.
- Upstream there was only the forest and a few small and very old Dayak villages.
- The displaced Dayak miners have since the 1990's attempted legal means to gain some redress for their lost livelihoods and lands, with zero result.
mid 19th century: Malay, literally 'up-country'.
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