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Even by Malaysian standards Sarawak has an extraordinary mix of peoples: the largest ethnic group is neither Chinese (26%) nor Malay (21%), but the '''Iban''' (29%), who gained worldwide notoriety as the fiercest '''headhunters''' on Borneo. Back in the bad old days, an Iban lad couldn't hope for the hand of a fair maiden without the shrunken head of an enemy to call his own, and bunches of totemic skulls still decorate the eaves of many a jungle longhouse. Fortunately for visitors, headhunting hasn't been practiced for a while, although some of the skulls date from as late as World War II when, with British support, Iban mercenaries fought against the occupying Japanese. Other tribes of note include the '''Bidayuh''' (8%) and the '''Melanau''' (5%), as well as a smattering of '''Kenyah''', '''Kayan''' and a group of tiny tribes in the deep heartland known collectively as the '''Orang Ulu''' (Malay for "upriver people").
 
Even by Malaysian standards Sarawak has an extraordinary mix of peoples: the largest ethnic group is neither Chinese (26%) nor Malay (21%), but the '''Iban''' (29%), who gained worldwide notoriety as the fiercest '''headhunters''' on Borneo. Back in the bad old days, an Iban lad couldn't hope for the hand of a fair maiden without the shrunken head of an enemy to call his own, and bunches of totemic skulls still decorate the eaves of many a jungle longhouse. Fortunately for visitors, headhunting hasn't been practiced for a while, although some of the skulls date from as late as World War II when, with British support, Iban mercenaries fought against the occupying Japanese. Other tribes of note include the '''Bidayuh''' (8%) and the '''Melanau''' (5%), as well as a smattering of '''Kenyah''', '''Kayan''' and a group of tiny tribes in the deep heartland known collectively as the '''Orang Ulu''' (Malay for "upriver people").
  

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