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see DyakDyak
or Dayak
, name applied to one of the groups of indigenous peoples of the island of Borneo, numbering about 2 million. The Dyaks have maintained their customs and mode of life largely uninfluenced by modern civilization.
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In Indonesia, we have many indigenous people such as the Dayak, Baduy, Bugis and Sunda peoples.
Thus, tourists can feel more life as a Dayak tribe, mingling with the local community, and of course enjoy a typical culinary dish - such as Tabiku, savory glutinous rice cooked in a bag of kantong semar.
Dayak ethnic organizations began to manifest themselves around the same time, demanding greater political influence and for a larger share of the natural-resource profits to benefit the indigenous population (see Bakker, 2009).
But Brooke was a rajah, and on Britain's side (as long as that side lasted) and earned a place for himself in Dayak mythology as well as in the history books of imperialism in South-East Asia.
Mijino, a Dayak politician in the provincial assembly, also pursued political power out of personal ambition and in order to help his community.
This study begins with discussion of ethnicity and politics and then studies the Dayaks over time--prior to 1945, and through the decades to 2005--with discussion of each era's political power developments.
Semunying Jaya is a settlement of people who identify as Kayan, one of the more than 200 Dayak ethnicities that live in Borneo's forests.
She also represented the Sarawak Dayak National Union in 1962 at the Cobbold Commission consultation for the formation of Malaysia.
The area was once a rich peat forest, inhabited by the Dayak Ngaju, who have for generations eked out a living through their intimate knowledge of the forest and its extensive waterways.
It is where the local political party, the Dayak Party, was founded during the era of Soekarno, the first Indonesian president.
Oil palm companies are also threatening: Dayak tribes with extinction.
Eschewing simplistic explanations about the supposed cultural incompatibility between indigenous Dayaks and Madurese migrants, Jamie Davidson traces the origins of the conflict in the long history of communal violence in the province, in the Dayak and Malay "awakenings" of the 1990s, and in the politics of regional autonomy.