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orang

[aw-rang, oh-rang] /ɔˈræŋ, oʊˈræŋ/
noun
1.
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Historical Examples
  • I am only an orang Laut, and I have fled before your people many times.

  • The orang Blanda are come,” said Reshid, “and now we shall have our reward.

    Almayer's Folly Joseph Conrad
  • He was as happy at the sight of the forest as an orang well could be.

  • The orang is very clumsy on its feet, and she could not catch him.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • Achang had completed the skinning of the orang, and the skin was now drying in the sun.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • Louis explained these specimens, and gave the measurements of the orang.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • In the neighboring tribe of the orang Laut no means of abortion was known.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • The orang had grasped a screw-pine, and he held on, but he struggled no more.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • The orang did not make any movement, and it was certain that he was dead.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • All the party looked in the direction indicated, and saw the orang.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for orang

orang

/ɔːˈræŋ; ˈɔːræŋ/
noun
1.
short for orang-utan
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