Definition of changa in English:

changa

noun

  • Any of several South American mole crickets of the genus Scapteriscus, especially S. didactylus, which have been introduced accidentally to other regions, especially Puerto Rico, Australia, and the southern United States, where they have become agricultural pests.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Puerto Rican Spanish changa, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

changa

/ˈtʃaŋɡə/