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Iban

[ee-bahn]
noun, plural I·bans, (especially collectively) I·ban.
  1. Also called Sea Dayak. a member of any of several Dayak tribes of Sarawak.
  2. the Austronesian language, closely related to Malay, spoken by the Iban.
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Examples from the Web for iban

Historical Examples

  • If the thing be an animal, the Iban respects the other creatures of the species.

    Social Origins and Primal Law

    Andrew Lang

  • The Iban appear to be formidable only when led and organised by Europeans.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • But the Iban do not appear to have gained much against the Kenyah and Kayan.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • The Iban women weave beautiful cotton cloths on a very simple loom.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane