Land Dayak

The term 'Land Dayak' was coined during the Brooke era to describe certain inland peoples of Sarawak who were not 'Sea Dayaks' (Iban). As applied here, Land Dayak refers to speakers of the 15 (according to Ethnologue) Land Dayak languages. Although most Land Dayaks live in Kalimantan, almost all the available ethnographic information on this group comes from Sarawak. Most of the Land Dayaks in Sarawak belong to the 'Bidayuh' subgroup.