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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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London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1953) and outwardly jealous of Freeman's luck to be given the post to study the iban, and William Geddes was working with the Bidahyu (Land Dyaks) and published his own report in 1954 and the popular volume, Nine Dayak Nights.
Consider, for example, societies such as the Eskimo tribes of the North American Arctic, Pygmies in Zaire, the Yurok of North America, the Ifugao of the Philippines, the Land Dyaks of Sarawak, the Kuikuru of South America, the Kabyle Berbers of Algeria, the Massims of East Paupo-Melanesia, and the Santals of India--none of which had governments (Leeson forthcoming).