Language: Long Way Dayak
Source: Period source


Leng is the Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip. The same tip is also known as monong.1


Mandau of the leng variety

A mandau with the leng / monong variety tip.


Mandau shapes
Illustration from Tromp, 1887. (See notes.)

Their names in the Long Way Dayak language;

Fig A.) Leng / Monong

Fig B.) Longna

Fig C.) Lidjib

Fig D.) Li-po-tong


1. S.W. Tromp; Mededeelingen omtrent mandau's. Den Haag, 1887. Published in Internationales Archiv für Ethnographie,  International Gesellschaft für Ethnographie; Rijksmuseum van Oudheden te Leiden, 1888. Volume 1, pages 22-26.

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