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

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(Anthropology & Ethnology) a short stout straight-edged knife used by the Dyaks of Borneo
[C19: from Malay]
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(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.
Ibrahim Jambiran, Parang town police chief, identified the slain suspects as Habib Abad, 29, and Alden Kusain, 32, both residents of Polloc, Parang, Maguindanao.
Parang kinalimutan na namin 'yung dalawang taon na 'yon.
The other boy, a cousin of the victim, was turned over to the custody of Parang Municipal Social Welfare Office for psycho-social intervention.
'The victim ignored and asked the suspect to go home instead, but the suspect went to his car and brought out a parang before slashing the victim,' he told reporters when met at the intensive care unit of the Kubang Kerian Hospital here.
On the directives of the DPO Charsadda, DSP City Bashir Yousafzai along with SHO Parang Police Station Iftikhar Khan conducted raids on different areas and arrest alleged big dealer of the drug Roshan s/o Hassan of Shabara Parang and recovered 1940 grams of hashish and 215 gram of heroin from him and registered case under 9CCNSA.
Kasi iyong huling statement ni DFA secretary parang nagbibigay sa atin ng pag-asa, na dumating iyong panahon na baka ipaglaban tayo ng pamahaalan," she said.
This was said by DSP Iftikahr Shah in a Kul-e-Kacheri which was organized in Parang on Thursday.
According to media reports, Parang Police conducted a raid against the persons possessing illegal weapons.
"'Di ba ang Las Vegas parang 'pag tiningnan mo napakabusy ...
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.