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panga, noun1

Forms:
Formerly also pangar.
Origin:
MalayShow more Probably from Malay ikan pangerang; see Gilchrist quotation 1902.
Either of two species of marine fish: a. The seabream Pterogymnus laniarius of the Sparidae; dageraad sense c; dikbekkie sense b. b. The kingfish Megalaspis cordyla of the Carangidae.
Note:
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986), this name is used only for P. laniarus; M. cordyla is called ‘torpedo scad’.
1902 J.D.F. Gilchrist in Trans. of S. Afr. Philological Soc. XI. iv. 218As the name is chiefly used by the Malay fishermen,..it may have been originally a Malay name...Valentyn in his ‘Old and New East Indies’ mentions a fish which the natives called Ikan Pangerang or Pangarang (literally, prince) which seems to bear some resemblance to the Cape Panga, more especially in its having the protruding teeth.
1988 G. Winch in Ski-Boat Vol.4 No.6, 9They (sc. foreign vessels) are..limited to catch no more than 15% of other species (carpenter, panga, steenbras) as a by-catch when trawling for hake or maasbanker.
The seabream Pterogymnus laniarius of the Sparidae; dageraadc; dikbekkieb.
The kingfish Megalaspis cordyla of the Carangidae.

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