Kalimantan

Umin village

Umin village
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The traditional villages and swidden fields of the Dayak people line the riverbanks of Borneo’s remote interior. The name Dayak means ’’people of the interior,’’ and refers to some two hundred ethnic subgroups spread across the world’s third largest island. The Dayak make up about a third of Borneo’s total population, and are especially numerous in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island. Dayak languages belong to the Austronesian family.