Great Dayak

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Great Dayak
Groot Dajak
Dayak Besar
State-level autonomous region of Indonesia


Flag of Great Dayak

Historical era Cold War
 •  Established 7 December 1946
 •  Disestablished 18 April 1950

Great Dayak (Indonesian: Dayak Besar, old spelling Dajak Besar ; Dutch: Groot Dajak) was a component entity of the United States of Indonesia in Dayak regions on the island of Borneo. It was established on 7 December 1946 with a temporary capital at Bandjermasin (Banjarmasin). Great Dayak was dissolved on 18 April 1950 and became part of Kalimantan Province which was formed on 14 August 1950 with its capital also at Banjarmasin. Following the division of Kalimantan Province, the former territory of Great Dayak was assigned first to South Kalimantan in 1956 and then Central Kalimantan in 1957 where it remains today.


  • "Federal Indonesia, 1949–1950". Digital Atlas of Indonesian History. Robert Cribb. 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  • (in Indonesian) Abdul Haris Nasution, Sekitar perang kemerdekaan Indonesia: Periode Renville (Volume 7 dari Sekitar perang kemerdekaan Indonesia), DISJARAH-AD, dan Penerbit Angkasa, 1991.