a long knife with a broad, sometimes hooked, blade, used in Africa as a cutting tool or a weapon
Origin of panga; from name (in uncertain or unknown; perhaps Swahili) in eastern; English Africa
- (East Africa, South Africa) A large broad-bladed knife.
From Swahili panga (“machete").
- Any of various edible freshwater fish of the genus Pangasius, native to southeast Asia, especially the iridescent shark, Pangasius hypophthalmus, now reclassified as Pangasianodon hypophthalmus.
- A type of modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat common throughout much of the developing world, including Central America, the Caribbean, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia.
From Spanish panga (“motorboat").
- Alternative spelling of Pangaea.