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panga

[pahng-guh] /ˈpɑŋ gə/
noun
1.
a large, broad-bladed African knife used as a weapon or as an implement for cutting heavy jungle growth, sugar cane, etc.; machete.
Origin of panga
1930-1935
Borrowed into English from Swahili around 1930-35
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panga

/ˈpæŋɡə/
noun
1.
a broad heavy knife of E Africa, used as a tool or weapon
2.
(US) a small fishing boat first developed in Japan and now used chiefly in US and Central American waters
Word Origin
from a native E African word. The panga boat is so called because it resembles the knife in shape
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