Panga meaning

päŋgə
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A long knife with a broad, sometimes hooked, blade, used in Africa as a cutting tool or a weapon.
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(East Africa, South Africa) A large broad-bladed knife.
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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.
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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.
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A small inflatable motorboat used in Latin America.
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Alternative spelling of Pangaea.
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Origin of panga

  • Back-formation from the plural, from the stem of New Latin Pangasius (genus name), from Bengali [script?] (pāNāś, “mud-coloured fish"), ultimatey from Sanskrit [script?] (paNka, “mud").

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  • From Spanish panga (“motorboat").

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  • From Swahili panga (“machete").

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