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  1. A large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation

From Swahili panga (“machete”).

  1. (East Africa, South Africa) A large broad-bladed knife.

Back-formation from the plural, from the stem of New Latin Pangasius (genus name), from Bengali [script needed] (pāNāś, “mud-coloured fish”), ultimately from Sanskrit पङ्क (paṅka, “mud”).

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

From Spanish panga (“motorboat”).

  1. A small inflatable motorboat used in Latin America.

    panga was also found in the following language(s): Bikol Central, Estonian, Spanish, Swahili, and Tagalog

    Fun Facts about the name Panga

    • How unique is the name Panga? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Panga was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Panga: Your name in reverse order is Agnap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gaapn. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Panga born Dec 8, 1983

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

    As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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