Dyaks

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Dyaks (Ethnol) The aboriginal and most numerous inhabitants of Borneo. They are partially civilized, but retain many barbarous practices.
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Usage

In literature:

When unripe, it makes a very good vegetable if cooked, and it is also eaten by the Dyaks raw.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
It is exactly such as I have seen built by the Dyaks in Borneo.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
We hurried on, the Dyak leading the way, until we entered a thick jungle.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
At last, rounding a point, we came suddenly on a large Dyak village.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
There were weird tales of early Dyak settlers.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
That the visitors would be natives and, probably, Dyaks, Grenville could have no doubt.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
They are divided into Dyak Darrat and Dyak Laut, or land and sea Dyaks.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
A yell from the Dyaks, and the noise of jumping into and pushing off their boats told that there was no time to lose.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
The most interesting natives of Borneo, however, are the Dyaks, the people from whom the Moros of the Philippine Islands are descended.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
THE ADVENTURES OF REUBEN DAVIDGER; Seventeen Years and Four Months Captive among the Dyaks of Borneo.
"Left Behind" by James Otis
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