lungi

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lun·gi

or lun·gyi (lo͞ong′gē) also lon·gyi (lŏng′gē, lo͝ong′-)
n. pl. lun·gis or lun·gyis also lon·gyis
A cloth, often of brightly colored silk or cotton, that is used as a piece of clothing, especially the traditional skirtlike garment of South Asia and Myanmar (Burma).

[Urdu lungī, from Persian, variant of lung.]

lungi

(ˈlʊŋɡiː) or

lungee

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt
[C17: Hindi, from Persian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lungi - a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
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References in periodicals archive ?
There was an open storefront with shops selling food and drinks and everything else one's Myanmar heart could long for: slippers imported from Myanmar, longyis, video discs, newspapers, medicine and snacks.
I only own two longyis [traditional garment] - I gave one to my cousin, I am wearing the only clothes I own.
They are all cycles for women, considering most men in Myanmar wear Longyis and not pants.
I trekked uphill to the small village where women dress in embroidered longyis (sarongs) and elaborate head scarves, and children with ripped clothes and dirty faces play happily in the sun.
While his family was able to make extra-large longyis - the sarong-like skirt worn by both men and women in Myanmar - for him, custom-made footwear was far beyond the family's modest means.
originally built in 1901, the hotel overlooks the yangon river in the city's colonial heart and is a stone's throw from Bogyoke aung San Market - a shopper's paradise of gems, sarong-like longyis, Buddha statues, and embroidery.
A returned Overseas Chinese recalled that on 26 June her relative saw several military trucks carrying Burmese soldiers into a prison beside her house, where they changed out of their military uniforms into longyis and then rushed out to attack the Chinese.
Children splashed in the shallows while their mothers washed the family's longyis traditional Burmese robes in the river's thick, khaki-green water.
Children splash in the shallows, playing tag while their mothers wash the family's longyis - traditional Burmese robes - in the river's thick, khaki-green water.
Children splash in the shallows, playing tag among themselves while their mothers wash the family's longyis - traditional Burmese robes - in the river's thick, khaki-green water.
One day passed and then another, and the trees blocking the roads were pared back by men wearing shorts or traditional longyis (sarongs) and wielding handsaws and machetes.