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A short, heavy, straight-edged knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia as a tool and weapon.



(Anthropology & Ethnology) a short stout straight-edged knife used by the Dyaks of Borneo
[C19: from Malay]


(ˈpɑr ɑŋ)

a large, heavy knife used as a tool or weapon in Malaysia and Indonesia.
[1850–55; < Malay]
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Noun1.parang - a stout straight knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
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The savage headdress of the Dyaks, the long, narrow, decorated shields, the flashing blades of parang and kris sent a shudder through the girl, so close they seemed beneath the schooner's side.
Nur Misuari, founder of the 45-year old Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) asked the military not to intensify operations in Parang, Sulu so that the MNLF members would not be caught in the crossfire as they gain access to the Abu Sayyaf Group, which has taken custody of Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall, Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, and Filipina Marites Flor who were kidnapped from Ocean View Resort on Samal island, Davao del Norte last week, a source who requested for anonymity told Gulf News.
Berth occupancy was 55% at the port on Thursday where a total six ships namely Maersk Senang, UASC Alkhor, Ikan Parang, Stolt Vinland, Argent Gerbera and Royal Aqua are currently occupying berths to load/ offload Containers, Cement, S, Coil, Chemical and Edible Oil.
But on the other side, the teachers in Kam Shelman government high school, Tod Kamr and Parang Dara government high schools, the principals have been hardly attending the school once in a month.
FEF Girls College Tangai, Girls Degree College Parang Charsadda No.
A year later, he was serving as the "Presidente of Parang and Deputy District Governor" of Cabato, Mindanao.
Beni* and Keykavous Parang, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, and University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.
Parang Kencana will reveal their Middle East-inspired fashion collection and show that batik is for all ages and origins.
Name of Product: Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete with stitched sheaths
Siraj had a fine knock of 83 runs in 49 balls, while Parang added 49.
Cognate with Latin-American paranda, Trinidad's parang is largely the domain of a few families who trace their ancestry to nineteenth century Venezuelan immigrants who came to work on cocoa plantations.
What we know as carolling is given a Caribbean twist -- Parang.