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 (dā′ăk′) or Dy·ak (dī′-)
n. pl. Dayak or Day·aks also Dyak or Dy·aks
1. A member of any of various Indonesian peoples inhabiting Borneo.
2. The language of the Dayak.

[Dayak Daya, Dayaq, upcountry (sense uncertain), Dayak.]
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n, pl -aks or -ak
(Peoples) a variant spelling of Dyak
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or Dy•ak

(ˈdaɪ æk, -ək)

n., pl. -aks, (esp. collectively) -ak.
a member of any of a number of peoples inhabiting the interior of S and E Indonesian Borneo and S Sarawak.
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Singapore has indicated its interest to buy farm produce, such tiger prawns, dehydrated Dayak brinjal, guavas and tilapia fish from the state, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said today.
However, the existing and planned mining sites in Murung Raya overlap with land inhabited by a number of ethnic groups, such as the Murung and Punan Murung, all subsumed under the term 'Dayak'; (3) thus, access and rights to land become increasingly contested.
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During the past several decades, members of the indigenous population of Borneo--commonly referred to as Dayak people--have repeatedly struggled to maintain their customary adat rights, (1) in an ongoing contest with companies, national elites and state policy.
The Dayak is a term used to refer to a number of riverine and hill-dwelling ethnic native groups located in the central and southern part of Borneo.
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Gawai are festivals of thanksgiving for the Dayak, who represent some of the indigenous peoples of Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia.
Every visitor will be welcomed by Dayak custom ceremony, namely Potong Garung Pantan.
In 1952 he was adopted by two Ngaju Dayak families in Pangkoh (lower Kahayan) according to the adat ritual hatundi daha.
The operations, according to the spokesman, launched in Qarabagh and Dayak districts on Tuesday and would last until the militants "are wiped out from the area."