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tanga

[tuh ng-gah] /təŋˈgɑ/
noun
1.
either of two former coins of India, one gold and one silver, issued by various Muslim rulers.
2.
a former coin of Portuguese India, equal to the 10th part of a rupee.
3.
a former silver coin of Tibet of varying weight and fineness.
Also, tangka.
Origin of tanga
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600, tanga is from the Hindi word taṅgā

Tanga

[tang-guh] /ˈtæŋ gə/
noun
1.
a seaport in NE Tanzania.
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tanga

/ˈtæŋɡə/
noun
1.
a triangular loincloth worn by indigenous peoples in tropical America
2.
a type of very brief bikini
Word Origin
from Portuguese, ultimately of Banth origin

Tanga

/ˈtæŋɡə/
noun
1.
a port in N Tanzania, on the Indian Ocean: Tanzania's second port. Pop: 190 000 (2005 est)
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