One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Malayan machete.
- ‘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.’
- ‘And it's hard hacking them into pieces with blunt knifes, or even blunt parangs.’
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.’
- ‘His son Antonio also joins him in the band, which opted for house parang this year.’
- ‘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.’
Spanish creole, based on Spanish parranda ‘spree, binge’.
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