Iban Skrang and Lemanak Migration to Sarikai and Binatang

Bisi batang tusut bala Iban ti pindah ari Lemanak agai Meradong/Bintangor (Binatang suba) nuan, ngal?

Iban Skrang and Lemanak Migration to the Sblak.

According to tradition in the Saribas, the first migration of Ibans into the Rejang drainage (what is today the Third Division of Sarawak) took place before the migrations to Krian. The migration to the Rejang took placed at the time of the arrival of James Brooke in 1839. Igoh Apai Lamban came from Ulu Layar to the Sarikei River in search of new land. He had been a leading warrior together with Unal (Bulan) the slayer of the Balau chief named Ijau (Lang).

There was no quarrel in the Layar, which force him to migrate. He wanted to be a pioneer and to seek new lands. During the same time, Mujah Buah Raya led the first migration into Ulu Julau, a branch of the Kanowit tributary of the Rejang. Mujah was a brave war leader who had originally migrated from the Skrang and had lived temporarily in the Upper Penom and Anyut rivers of Ulu Paku. Since these areas were already well settled, Mujah kept on looking for new land and thus came to Julau.

Upon his arrival, he and his followers fought against the Rejang’s Tanjongs, Kanowits, Ukits and Lugats in many parts of the Rejang. Due to his success in driving these aborigines from the lower rivers, Sharif Manshor of Sarikei gave him the title Panglima.

In later years when the people of Upper Sarikei were at war with the Brooke Government, Mujah Buah Raya helped them. As a result the Government sent expeditions against him into the Julau in 1856 and 1858. After Mujah had migrated into the Julau many Ibans from the Lemanak migrated into the Sarikei, Bintangor, Poi and Ngemah tributaries of the Rejang. Megong Apai Bansa, Pelima and Saka led these movements.

The Lemanaks came by way of Kelampu and Bunu in the Skrang. From these places, they crossed Bukit Ringka between the Skrang and Kanowit and reached Penebak in Ulu Layar. But as in the case of Mujah, they discovered that these lands were already completely occupied and the Layar Ibans would not accept them.

From Penebak, Pelima went down the Kanowit and finally settled in the Machan River, a left tributary of the Rejang. Megong Apai Bansa went on from Penebak down the Sarikei and lived at Pakan. Gradually almost all parts of the lower Sarikei and Bintangor rivers were populated by the Lemanak Ibans as were the Poi and Ngemah tributaries further upstream.

  • JS,
    Aku nadai ngembuan tusut orang Lemanak ke pindah ngagai Meradong. Sapa-sapa bisi nemu tusut sida tu tai meri bala ke berandau ditu.

  • The source for the above migration is http://hornbill.cdc.net.my/yzm/Iban%20Migration%20into%20Sarawak.pdf Part IV.

     

    http://gnmawar.wordpress.com/jerita-lama/iban-migration-peturun-iban/#comment-42989

    MIMPI KEDU BENSUMBAR “LANG NGINDANG”
    Aram macha ensera Iban.

    Nyadi Kedu ka bensumbar Lang Ngindang nya tuai Dayak Iban di menoa Batang Skrang ke udu bebunuh ngelaban Perintah ari taun 1879 ngagai taun 1881 di Nanga Bunu enggau di Bukit Stulak, Ulu Entabai, Julau. Sereta udah abis pegachau ke digaga bala sida Lang Ngindang enggau anembiak iya, dia orang di menoa Skrang lalu diau bebaik datai ka sahari tu. Nyadi Lang Ngindang tu tau serang, lalu apin iya empu angkat ngelaban Perintah Raja Sarawak iya sigi suah bendar nulong Perintah ngalus ka menua ari ke dikachau bala munsoh, baka ngulu ke bala iya betempoh enggau bala Aji di Sungai Langit..

    Nyadi Kedu tu mega bisi bemimpi sebedau iya ke tau matak serang, lalu mimpi iya baka tu: Leboh iya berumah di Nanga Bunu, sakali iya ngulu ke bala anembiak iya nurun beban perau pangayau ba pah Bukit Ensanga, antara Ulu Tebat enggau Ulu Buai pati Batang Padeh, enda jauh ari rumah sida iya di Nanga Bunu.

    Sereta kayu udah tembu rebah ditebang dia iya tak pan berasai bendar lelak, nya-alai iya lalu ngali ka diri ba baruh dan kayu ke udah ditebang iya nya tadi. Iya lalu nat ka diri dia. Leboh iya ka gali dia iya enda berasai lalu tindok. Sekumbang iya ke tindok nya dia sepi iya, iya tak lalu malik engkadah ke atas lalu tepeda ka rumah orang ba atas dan kayu ke alai iya ke gali nya tadi. Dia iya meda bisi indu siko ayan nyenguk ngagai iya ke gali ari moa penyawan, ngerara iya enda ngasoh iya agi nebang kayu sabelah alai ngelingi nya dia, enggai ka nyau abis ninggang pisang enggau tebu ke ditanam sida. Kedu lalu nyaut madah ka diri enda nemu bisi rumah orang ba alai iya ke nebang nya dia. Ninga jako indu nya tadi dia Kedu lalu nanya ka sapa bagi orang ke bempu rumah alai indu nya. Indu nya lalu madah ka iya, iya nya rumah orang menoa Gelong Batu Nakong, Ngelentik Punggang. “Niki meh nuan Kedu, bisi Tutong ditu,” ka indu nya tadi. Kedu pan lalu asai ka niki rumah orang nya. Leboh iya ke bejalai nyau datai ba tengah rumah panjai nya, iya pan lalu di asoh Tutong dudok. Kedu pan lalu nudok ka diri ba ruai nya.

    Udah meh Kedu nya tadi dudok, dia Tutong lalu bejako, “Badu agi nuan betebang ka utai ngelingi rumah kami tu, enggai ka utai tanam kami nyau abis rusak kena tinggang kayu ke rebah laban nuan. Enti nuan agi bisi utai deka ditebang dia ila, nuan enda tau enda madah ngagai kami dulu.” Kedu lalu minta ampun madah ka diri saru laban enda nemu dia tadi bisi rumah sida Tutong orang menoa Gelong. Lalu iya ke nebang kayu nya tadi paan laban ka beban ngaga perau pengayau ka iya empu.

    Tutong pan lalu nangkan iya ngena jako baru, “Ka agi tu ila Kedu, enti sema ka nuan agi bisi pangawa bukai ke ka dikereja, nuan enda tau enda ngangau ka kami. Enti nuan madah ka kami, kami bisi datai mantu, nulong enggau nuan ngereja semoa pangawa.” Kati ko jalai aku madah ka kita?” pia ka tanya Kedu. “Eh nadai nya tak beleman bendar, taja bunoh ka nuan manok, lalu nambah ka nya lalu digaga ka nuan piring, udah nya dibiau nuan piring nya tadi sereta lalu ngangau ka bala kami ari menoa Gelong tu, nya baru kami bisi datai mantu nuan,” pia ko Tutong nyaut.

    Tutong lalu madah ka Kedu udah bekau nya ila, Kedu deka tau matak serang laban iya udah kala niki ngagai rumah panjai orang di menoa Gelong. “Enti nuan mansang nyerang, nuan enda tau enda ngangau ka bala kami,” ka Tutong. Udah tembu Tutong nya bejako, alai Kedu pan lalu tedani. Udah nya baru iya nemu diri bemimpi.

    Nyadi bala peturun Kedu “Lang Ngindang” enggau bala iya ke pindah ari menoa Batang Skrang diatu maioh netap diau di menoa Bawang Asan, Sibu. Lalu cherita mimpi Kedu “Lang Ngindang” tu ditusoi niang Busok anak Gerijih, ari menoa Entanak, semak pasar Betong ngagai niang Benedict Sandin.

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