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Definition of the noun panga

What does panga mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pangas

  1. a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of panga: machete / matchet
    • more generic word: knife = a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

Alternative definition of the noun panga


  1. [East Africa, South Africa] A large broad-bladed knife.
  2. Any of various edible freshwater fish of the genus Pangasius, native to southeast Asia, especially the iridescent shark, Pangasius hypophthalmus.


Panga is a village in Mustjala Parish, Saare County in western Estonia.


  1. "Panga" is a musical album of Bukan Jatt & Miss Shabana.
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  2. "Panga" is a composition.


"Panga" is a film.


The Panga is 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. The original panga design was developed by Yamaha as part of a World Bank project circa 1970. Pangas are commonly operated directly off of beaches. The name comes from the panga fish which is commonly netted, note the upswept bow of the boat which resembles the machete or knife called a panga. In addition to being used by fishermen, pangas are also popular with Somali pirates.

Phrases with Panga

  1. Panga Filefish
  2. Platylesches Panga
  3. Species Platylesches Panga

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Panga

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Google previewPublications (1904)

by Folklore Society (Great Britain)

The panga is a stick used for pushing up the threads of the weft after they have been passed between those of the warp. 1 Nsnve are small arrows, used by children in play, made from stalks of grass. * Chikule (or kundwi) is a kind of red ochre, ...

Google previewAnnual Report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church (1906)

Panga is the gem of Siam for natural beauty. Two Siamese nobles, disciples of Jesus, gave us a warm welcome to this province. How we ...

Google previewReports of the Missionary and Benevolent Boards and Committees to the General Assembly ... (1906)

Panga is the gem of Siam for natural beauty. Two Siamese nobles, disciples of Jesus, gave us a warm welcome to this province. How we ...

Google previewStation Zed (2015)

Poems by Tom Sleigh

“Eclipse” A panga is a bush knife shaped much like a machete. A matatu is a ...

Google previewWhere In the World Should I Invest (2012)

An Insider's Guide to Making Money Around the Globe by K. Rahemtulla

A panga is a machete, and victims of the gangs were usually hacked to death. The Kenyan independence movement was a result, in part, of the efforts of the Mau Mau uprising (the letters are an acronym for a phrase that basically said Africa is ...

Google previewThe Missionary Letters of Vincent Donovan (2011)

1957-1973 by John P. Bowen

A panga is a long (18–24 inch) knife, known elsewhere as a machete. The word panga is possibly Swahili. 24.

Google previewZimbabwe (2010)

Years of Hope and Despair by Philip Barclay

* A panga is a broad-bladed machete. sion, ...

Google previewThe Political Ecology of Household Water in Northern Ghana (2008)

by Irit Eguavoen

Panga means physical strength and is also used in the ...

Google previewWitchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900–1955 (2011)

by Katherine Luongo

A panga is a large, scythe-like knife generally used in agriculture work like cutting sugarcane or clearing brush. 87 M. K., Kilungu, August 2004. This informant's statement about burning paraphernalia is not typical. Discussions of burning ...

Google previewFuture of Livestock Industries in East and Southern Africa (1993)

Proceedings of the Workshop Held at Kadoma Ranch Hotel, Zimbabwe, 20-23 July 1992 by Jackson A. Kategile, S. Mubi

The panga is the cheapest technology but the human energy expenditure involved makes retention of labour difficult. The three-way interaction of feed availability, feeding system and labour is complex and the solution will lie in the economics ...

Google preview“A” Dictionary of the New Zealand Language and a Concise Grammar (1852)

To which is Added a Selection of Colloquial Sentences by William Williams

Panga. Ka panga ngakai ki runga ki te waka; The food is placed in the canoe. - Pånganga, s. throwing. Pánganga, v. To be lean.

Google previewDictionary of the Tebele & Shuna Languages (1897)

With Illustrative Sentences and Some Grammatical Notes

dusa panga. Shomora panga. sotora panga. SUBURA. üonya magumbo. bvunya magumbo. Tara. Hla. Hya. Hliga.

Google previewA Nika-English Dictionary (1887)

by Johann Ludwig Krapf, Johannes Rebmann

Panga, ». (ya, za). Sing. Panga (ya iwe); pi. Panga ...

Google previewThe Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia (2017)

by Robert W. Pohle Jr., Douglas C. Hart, Rita Pohle Baldwin

Alternate Title: Panga (1991, UK, South Africa) Director: Sean Barton Screenplay: Sean Barton; original story by Richard Haddon Haines Producer: Christopher Coy; Music: Julian Laxton, Patric van Blerk; Cinematography: Phillip Grosvenor; ...

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