Dayak

noun

Day·​ak ˈdī-ˌak How to pronounce Dayak (audio)
variants or less commonly Dyak
plural Dayaks or Dayak also Dyaks or Dyak
: a member of any of several Indonesian peoples of the interior of Borneo

Word History

Etymology

Malay, literally, up-country

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dayak was in 1836

Dictionary Entries Near Dayak

Cite this Entry

“Dayak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dayak. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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