An ethnic group that originated from the Banjar regions of Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. They were descendants of the Dayak tribe of Borneo, known for their prowess in jungle warfare and their ancient culture of headhunting. The term Banjar was initially used to refer to Javanised Dayak people. Later, especially in Malaysia, it’s used to refer to Malaynised people of this ethnicity. Like the Javanese, they’re very much integrated into the fabric of Malay communities in Malaysia. The majority of Banjarese people in Malaysia reside in the state of Perak.

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