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[dahy-ak] /ˈdaɪ æk/
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  • Then Jenks understood that his bullet had hit the lock of the Dyak's uplifted weapon, with the result already described.

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

  • Over this fireplace in the open hall hangs the most valuable ornament in the eyes of the Dyak, the bunch of human heads.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • A dozen or two of Dyak spears were left in the Malay boat, which I got.

  • The Dyak is conscious of his ignorance of the laws which govern the world in which he lives.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • Dyaks; or Dyak, aborigines of Borneo, and generally pronounced Dyah.

  • After a walk of another hour they reached the Dyak house, and the whole population of the place followed them to the shore.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • All the game was given to the Dyak guides, who were very glad to get it.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • When the weeding is done, the family return to the long Dyak house and remain there for about two months.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • They resolved, therefore, to accompany the Dyak guide on a new expedition.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for Dyak


noun (pl) -aks, -ak
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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