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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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Traditionally, when Dayak people accepted Islam, the converting individual was considered to masuk melayu (i.
After briefly working for a computer institute as a clerk and later as an instructor, he learned about Pancur Kasih, an advocacy group for the Dayak and about its programmes for the marginalized Dayak people.
The production of identity is always a deeply political process (Eriksen 2010; Jenkins 2008), and that of the category Melayu among Dayak people is no exception.
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.
Indonesia: The Dayak People in the First Co-managed Protected Area.
As Pak Rajang, the 'maximum headman' of the Da-an (population 3,000), says: 'The other Dayak people have always feared us because we must have powerful magic to be able to live among so many ghosts.
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.
The tensions, which have escalated since 1998, got their start decades ago when the government began moving tens of thousands of Madurese from Indonesia's overcrowded central islands to less-populated ones such as Borneo, home to both the Dayak people and orang-utans.
For example, in West Kalimantan oil palm plantations are developed in the productive lands of the Dayak people.