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Kathryn, Eesha, Laisha, Matthew, Zumrad, Long, Maya, Raneen, Sharoof & Husham Done by Bidayuh is the indigenous peoples in the south of Sarawak, and northern West Kalimantan, Indonesia as well as the island of Borneo. They're known as the Land Dayaks which is the second-largest Dayak ethnic group in Sarawak after the Iban. The Bidayuh’s are the closest relatives to the Melanau people and are said to have the same ancestors. Sengalang Burong The Ibans are known for hunting and territorial expansion as they are the largest ethnic group in Sarawak, aside from the Malays. They have their own language known as Iban and did not have a written form of the language till education was introduced. As a result, events were narrated by berenong (singing). The people of Iban have their own type of clothing, however, most of them wear western clothing as of now. They eat rice three times a day along with wild vegetables and meat from the jungle. As the Ibans do not have a strong literary tradition, most of their folklore stories are passed down orally as songs or stories. A bronze-knobbed gong and ketebong are widely used as a musical instrument by them. While there are a number of festivals that Ibans celebrate, the Gawai Dayak is their main festival. This is a rice harvesting festival celebrated on the 1st of June every year, at the end of the harvest season. This festival is

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