Definition of Sea Dayak in English:

Sea Dayak


  • another term for the Iban people
    • ‘Swords from the Sea Dayak Parang category are not the same as Parang Inland.’
    • ‘Europeans invented the term ‘Dayak’, then labeled the Bidayuh ‘Land’ Dayaks and the Ibans ‘Sea’ Dayaks to keep them straight.’
    • ‘The Land Dayaks and the Sea Dayaks of Sarawak were surveyed for haptoglobin, transferrin and serum albumin variants.’


So named because of their involvement in coastal raids on the neighbouring Land Dayaks.