East Indian - A medicine man or medicine woman in Borneo. These people are said to be able to catch the soul of any person whose soul has left him to prevent it from leaving again by putting wristlets made of palm leaves on the patient. If evil spirits become a nuisance, the dayong can entice them on to a raft with offerings of food and, by casting the raft adrift, rid the village of the problem. Known as dayong.

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