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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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They are indeed the most reserved & apparently self-conceited Dyaks I have yet visited.
(4) Russian service records ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) do not mention Tartu voivodes in 7078 (September 1, 1569-August 31st, 1570), but data for the year 7079 indicate that the first voivode in Tartu was the Tsar's kinsman Nikita Romanovich Yuryev, the second was Prince Pyotr Ivanovich Khvorostinin, the third was Prince Nikita Priimkov-Rostovski, and the dyaks were Semyon Shelepin and Melenti Ivanov ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 1475-1605 rr.
In fact he was a British agent, working to clear the seas (with the help of British gunboats) so as to allow his own country free trade, treating the Dyaks, who had generously helped him, with savage disdain.
(59) "There are many tribes of the human race in Borneo, but the wildest most isolated, and never seen by the ordinary travellers, and sometimes by people working a number of years in Borneo, are the Punans, Murits and Land Dayaks, or Dyaks," one Petrolia driller wrote.
Typical of its genre, it pitted an archetypal white male bush hero, Jim McLean, against an advance guard of `savage' seafaring Dyaks sent to prepare the ground for a Japanese invasion of northern Australia.
(13.) I realize I'm playing fast and loose with such terms as trophies and cannibalism, but that is because I am following Melville's text, which most certainly does: for instance, the Marquesans were cannibals and ate the bodies of their dead enemies, but they did not (as Tommo discovers) preserve the heads of their victims in the manner of the Dyaks of Borneo.
(31.) Included here are the countries of Bangladesh (Chakmas), Cyprus (Greeks), France (Basques, Brettons, Catalonians, Corsicans), Greece (Macedonians), India (Mizo, Nagas), Indonesia (Dyaks, Papuans, Timorese), Italy (Sardinians), Japan (Bugunin), Myanmar (Karen, Kachin, Mon, Shan), Nigeria (Ibo), Senegal (Diola, Serer, Wolof), Syria (Kurds), Thailand (Karen), Turkey (Kurds), and Vietnam (Cham, Montagnards).
1968 [1901] The Sru Dyaks. In Anthony Richards, ed., The Sea Dyaks and other races of Sarawak: 259-260.
Trade wars plague Patusan to such an extent that "Jim's first political course is to organize the Bugis (who are commercially linked to Stein's trading company) for the task of subduing the Dyaks" (Fleishman 107).
The local Dyaks regarded him with awe as a demigod imbued with magical powers.
"From the known industry of the Dyaks, and their partiality to rice-cultivation", James Brooke wrote, "there can be little doubt that it would become an article of extensive export."(1) Brooke, however, misjudged the Dayaks' capacity, or inclination, to produce rice.
It was an old custom with the Dyaks of the western branch of the Sarawak River dating from time immemorial, for the Government to give them nothing for two years, these were called taun manang.