Dyaks

n. native person of Borneo (island in the Malay Archipelago); language of the Dayak people

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • DYAKS —    the native name of tribes of Malays of a superior class aboriginal to Borneo …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Dyak — Dyaks Dy aks, n. pl.; sing. {Dyak}. (Ethnol.) The aboriginal and most numerous inhabitants of Borneo. They are partially civilized, but retain many barbarous practices. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Land Dyak — Land Dyak, a member of a tribe of Dyaks living inland in Sarawak, in northeastern Borneo, distinguished from the Ibans or Sea Dyaks …   Useful english dictionary

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