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Dyak

[dahy-ak]
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  1. Dayak.
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Examples from the Web for dyak

Historical Examples

  • Dyaks; or Dyak, aborigines of Borneo, and generally pronounced Dyah.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido

    Henry Keppel

  • A dozen or two of Dyak spears were left in the Malay boat, which I got.

  • Subsequently to our interview he sent me a tattooed Dyak, the first I had seen.

  • The agent gave his baggage to a Dyak, and the party returned to the boat.

  • All the game was given to the Dyak guides, who were very glad to get it.


British Dictionary definitions for dyak

Dyak

Dayak

noun plural -aks or -ak
  1. a member of a Malaysian people of the interior of Borneo: noted for their long houses

Word Origin

from Malay Dayak upcountry, from darat land
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