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A Malayan machete.
- ‘And it's hard hacking them into pieces with blunt knifes, or even blunt parangs.’
- ‘Cotton has now replaced the material previously made from beaten palm fibre and they have always needed some iron for parangs (sword-like machetes) and cooking pots.’
[mass noun] A variety of Trinidadian folk music, traditionally played at Christmas by groups which travel from house to house.
- ‘Sung in Spanish, parang is as Trinidadian as calypso.’
- ‘In spite of Trinidad's proximity to South America, Latin music - with the exception of the native parang - hasn't enjoyed widespread popularity in the country since the 1960s.’
- ‘Arabic, Yoruba, Bhojpuri, Urdu and other languages are used in religious contexts, and the traditional Christmas music called parang is sung in Spanish.’
- ‘There was traditional Christmas carol singing by individuals and choirs, parang, gospel dance and Latin dance by members and invited friends of the police service.’
- ‘His son Antonio also joins him in the band, which opted for house parang this year.’
Spanish creole, based on Spanish parranda spree, binge.
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