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lungi

or lun·gee, lun·gyi, long·yi

[ loong-gee, loon-jee ]
/ ˈlʊŋ gi, ˈlʊn dʒi /
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noun

a cloth used as a turban, scarf, sarong, etc., in India, Pakistan, and Burma.
a loincloth worn by men in India.

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Origin of lungi

1625–35; <Hindi lungī<Persian
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lungi

lungee

/ (ˈlʊŋɡiː) /

noun

a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt

Word Origin for lungi

C17: Hindi, from Persian
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