H. LinCx Roth.aNatives of Sarawak and Brit. N. Borneo.
I.a" The Land Dyaks occupy the extreme southwest corner of the Raj, excepting the coast fringe as above mentioned, as far as the Millikin river, a branch of the Sadong river, both banks of which they inhabit from there upwards. They extend also into Dutch Borneo.1
1 " The Land Dyaks number some forty branch tribes with great variations in language, and it would now be almost impossible to find the main or principal stock unless it can be traced back to the Malay or Javanese tongues." (Brooke i. 47.)
"The inland population in and about this division of Borneo [His Highness is referring to the Land Dyaks] are eastward and northward bound, frequently migrating in search of fresh farming lands, about which they continually quarrel, and in consequence disperse, forming a new nucleus for a branch tribe." (ibid. 48.)