Dayaks

(redirected from Dayak people)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Dayak people: Dyaks

Day·ak

 (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.]
References in periodicals archive ?
The serious nature of the feud between the Madurese and the Dayak people makes it necessary for us to send the Army Special Forces there,'' he was quoted as saying by the Jakarta Post daily.
The authors explain that these successful efforts helped unify the Dayak people and strengthened the nationalistic spirit of the citizens of Central Kalimantan Province and their sense of connection with Indonesia.
Baier shows his concern for the Dayak people by teaching and writing in Indonesian.
Certainly, the massive opening of Kalimantan to foreign and national mining, forestry, and plantation companies, as well as the planned and spontaneous migrants from Java and other islands, have not benefitted the indigenous Dayak people, who have been systematically evicted and alienated from their customary land.
At least one Indonesian NGO is convinced that Hasan's recognition as an environmental role model is an attempt to counter publicity generated by the recent award of the US Goldman Environmental Prize -- the "environmental Nobel Prize" -- to Loir Botor Dingit, paramount chief of the Bentian Dayak people of East Kalimantan.
This thesis looks at what it means to be modern in a village of Siang Dayak people in Murung Raya Regency, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The Dayak people in Borneo got a bit carried away on the old rice wine and started offering me their 'longhouse' (a Bornean home)," says the friendly broadcaster, who was filming Equator at the time.
The current policy, according to the opposition leader, 65, has left behind the poorest among ethnic minorities, such as the indigenous Dayak people.
For example, a badly-weathered, heavily-pitted, ironwood sculpture, Hampatong, a ritual figure from the Dayak people of Borneo, Indonesia, made some time between the 17th and early 19th centuries, stands in a corner by itself, with a shadow of its oddly-shaped, yet human-like outline cast onto the wall behind to remind viewers the Dayak were 'famed as fierce warriors and headhunters in the late 19th century'.
Up the Notched-Log Ladder follows Arthur and Edna's odyssey forging an emotional and mutually respectful relationship with the Dayak people, their abiding faith in God, and their narrow escape from Borneo amid the rage of World War II.
For example, in West Kalimantan oil palm plantations are developed in the productive lands of the Dayak people.