a member of any of several Indigenous, Austronesian-speaking tribal peoples of Sarawak and Indonesian Borneo.
- Also Dy·ak .
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How to use Dayak in a sentence
Here also was a fort with its cannon, with a Dayak or Malay sergeant and a dozen men in charge.
A Dayak goes on the war-path more for the sake of the heads he may get, than for the honour and glory of the fighting.
Generally, though, there is precious little fighting, as the Dayak attacks only when his victims are unprepared.
I took with me my two servants, Dubi, a civilized Dayak, and my Chinese cook.
As is well known, the Dayak women all wear rings of brass around their waists.
British Dictionary definitions for Dayak
a variant spelling of Dyak
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