Dayak is a generic term that has no precise tribal significance. It is applied to any of the indigenous peoples of the interior
of the island.
The Dayak tribe are the aboriginal people of Borneo (the largest of the Southeast Asian islands), inhabitants of the state of Sarawak, the Dayak people come from six tribes: Klemantan, Penan and Kenyah (those with the oldest settlement); Keyan, Murut and Iban (who
arrived in the zonain and subsequent epochs). Dayak people show the age-old mixture of Malay, Chinese and negritos elements. Dayak population is estimated at 2.2 million.