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  • noun Plural form of Dyak.


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  • I called the Dyaks, and, before some dozens of our people and one or two persons from Singè, taxed them with their guilt.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy

  • The natives of Borneo are called Dyaks, and these tropical jungles are their home.

    Children of Borneo

  • The Dyaks affirm, that when the old males are wounded with arrows only, they will occasionally leave the trees and rush raging upon their enemies, whose sole safety lies in instant flight, as they are sure to be killed if caught. 34 34


  • According to the Dyaks, the only animal the Orang measures his strength with is the crocodile, who occasionally seizes him on his visits to the water side.


  • According to the Dyaks the Orang rarely leaves his bed before the sun is well above the horizon and has dissipated the mists.


  • He will kill those wretched Dyaks, and you shall have half the treasure.

    Almayer's Folly

  • And all those imaginings are heightened by the difficulty of penetrating far inland, especially on the north-east coast, where the Malays and the river tribes of Dyaks or

    Almayer's Folly

  • It is true enough that some gold reaches the coast in the hands of those Dyaks when, during short periods of truce in the desultory warfare, they visit the coast settlements of Malays.

    Almayer's Folly

  • Basically, the British land among the Dyaks and train them to fight the Japanese.


  • Among the “Malays and other natives of the Archipelago” are included, Achinese, Boyanese, Bugis, Dyaks, Jawi – Pekans, and Manilamen.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither


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