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- proper noun A
tribeor ethnicand linguisticgroup in Sabah, Malaysia, with some similarities to the Kadazan.
- noun A member of the Dusun.
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Mt. Kinabalu has long been regarded as a sacred mountain by the native Dusun people of the foothills region.
_Dusun, _ agricultural villagers on the northern extremity of Borneo.
The Dusun, or villagers of the northern extremity of the island, are a race of which Mr. Brooke knows nothing personally; but the name implies that they are an agricultural people: they are represented as not being tattooed, as using the sumpitan, and as having a peculiar dialect.
 The Dusun of Borneo have tales of talking jars.
A Study in Tinguian Folk-Lore Fay-Cooper Cole 1921
A Murut or Dusun village usually consists of a single long hut divided into a great number of small rooms, one for each family -- a jungle apartment house, as it were.
Among the Dusun the men that took heads generally had a tattoo mark for each one on the arm, and were looked upon as very brave, though their victim might have been only a woman or a child (159).
Primitive Love and Love-Stories Henry Theophilus Finck 1890
Later in the day they reduced their demand to thirty florins for a pig to be used at the dancing, which proposition I also declined, the amount named being at least six times the value of the animal, but I was more fortunate in my dealings with the two male blians of the place, one of them a Dusun, and succeeded in inducing them to dance for me one forenoon.
Malays engaged in gathering rattan, and, no doubt, also rubber, in these vast, otherwise uninhabited upper Dusun lands.
Dusun baggage-carriers had not arrived, and the Bajows were called upon to make up the deficiency, but did not do so.
The first body identified as Jamilah bte Ramli, was a Dusun in her 40s, who died on Nov 19,