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Origin and Meaning of Proa

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pro"a
A sailing canoe of the Ladrone Islands and Malay Archipelago, having its lee side flat and its weather side like that of an ordinary boat. The ends are alike. The canoe is long and narrow, and is kept from overturning by a cigar-shaped log attached to a frame extending several feet to windward. It has been called the flying proa, and is the swiftest sailing craft known.

Etymology: Malay prā�, prāh�


From Malay perahu.

  1. (nautical) A sailing vessel found in the waters of Micronesia and Indonesia; it has a single, large outrigger and a triangular sail.

proa was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Catalan, French, Galician, Ladin, Portuguese, and Spanish

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Proa U.S.
  White 8.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Proa

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Fun Facts about the name Proa

  • How Popular is the name Proa? As a last name Proa was the 41,038th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Proa? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Proa was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Proa: Your name in reverse order is Aorp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oarp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Proa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 531 people with the last name Proa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Proa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Proa as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Proa born Nov 25, 1978

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 Mexico approximately on 925. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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