Krio Dayak people

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Krio people
Dayak Krio / Kereho
Regions with significant populations
 Indonesia (West Kalimantan)
Krio Dayak language, Indonesian language
Related ethnic groups
Jalai people

The Krio people (also referred to as Dayak Krio, Dayak Uheng Kereho, Punan Keriau, Dayak Seputan or Oloh Ot Nyawong[1]) are a Dayak ethnic group in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. They live on the upper course of the Krio River and speak the Krio Dayak language.[2]


The Ulu Aik Kingdom was established, by the upper course of the Krio River, around 1700 by Pancur Sembore and Tanjung Porikng. The first leader was pang ukir Empu Geremeng, who was succeedded by Bikukng Tiung. Under Bihukng's leadership, the kingdom was renamed Ulu Aik.[3]

Traditional Krio song

  • Pupu' Tagua[4]
  • Marau
  • Jai Ca' Sampe


Duwata is the god of the Krio Dayak and the Jelai Dayak.[5]


  1. ^ Bernard Sellato (1994). Nomads of the Borneo Rainforest: The Economics, Politics, and Ideology of Settling Down. University of Hawaii Press. p. 16. ISBN 0-8248-1566-1. 
  2. ^ A. R. Mecer (1992). Struktur Bahasa Dayak Krio. Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan. ISBN 978-9794591987. 
  3. ^ Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands). Afdeling Documentatie Modern Indonesie (1999). Excerpta Indonesica, Volumes 59-63. Centre for Documentation on Modern Indonesia of the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology. 
  4. ^ "lagu dayak krio tagua,from mateus bujal (kure village) kalimantan barat". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-09-26. 
  5. ^ Edi Petebang (1999). Dayak Sakti: Pengayauan, Tariu, Mangkok Merah. Konflik Etnis Di Kalbar 1996/1997. Institut Dayakologi. 

External links

  • Raja Singa Bangs: Dayak Monarch without Power or Wealth by Edi Petebang, published in The Jakarta Post October 7, 1998. Mentions the Krio River and Krio Dayak.
  • Traditional Dayak Krio Weddings
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