Kay·​an | \ ˈkīən \
plural Kayan or Kayans

Definition of Kayan

1 : a Dayak people of north central Borneo sometimes regarded with the Kenya as a subdivision of the Bahau
2 : a member of the Kayan people

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native name in northern Borneo

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“Kayan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kayan. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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