The Dayak (Dayak tribe)

Dayak or Daya (old spelling: Dajak or Dyak is a sub-ethnic federation of the various Austronesian settlers awa regarded as inhabiting the island of Borneo (Brunei, Malaysia consisting of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as Indonesia, which consists of West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Borneo Central, and South Kalimantan). Culture is the Dayak Cultural Maritime or marine. Almost all the proper name of the Dayak people have the meanings as something related to "perhuluan" or the river, especially on family names. Dayak ethnic group consists of Stanmenras six clumps or clumps which Klemantan aka Borneo, Iban clump, clump Apokayan the Dayak Kayan, Kenyah and Bahau, Murut clump, clump Ot Danum-Punan Ngaju and clumps.

About the origins of the Dayak, a lot of accepted theory is the theory of Chinese immigration from Yunnan Province in Southern China. Yunan population immigrated massive (in small groups) was estimated in 3000-1500 BC (BC). Dayak tribes had built an empire.
In spelling dayak that area often referred Nansarunai Usak Java, namely the kingdom of Dayak Maanyan Nansarunai which was destroyed by the Majapahit, which is estimated to occur between the years 1309-1389. These events resulted in the Dayak tribe Maanyan pressed and scattered, partly into the interior to the region Lawangan Dayak tribe. The next big flow occurs at the time of Islamic influence that comes from Demak kingdom with the entry of Malay traders (circa 1520).

Since the beginning of the fifth century the Chinese had arrived in Borneo. In XV century the King of Yung Lo sent a large army to the south (including the archipelago) under the leadership of Zheng He, and returned to China in 1407, having previously dropped to Java, Borneo, Malacca, Manila and Solok. In 1750, Sultan Mempawah accept Chinese people (from Brunei) who is looking for gold. Chinese people are also carrying merchandise such as opium, silk, glassware such as plates, cups, bowls and jars.

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