Dayak

noun
Day·​ak | \ ˈdī-ˌak How to pronounce Dayak (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
plural Dayaks or Dayak also Dyaks or Dyak

Definition of Dayak

: a member of any of several Indonesian peoples of the interior of Borneo

First Known Use of Dayak

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dayak

Malay, literally, up-country

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“Dayak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dayak. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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