banca

noun
ban·​ca
variants: or less commonly bangka or banka \ˈbäŋkə \
plural -s

Definition of banca 

: a small boat found in Pacific waters especially around the Philippines usually : a dugout canoe often provided with outriggers and a roof of bamboo

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History and Etymology for banca

Philippine Spanish & Tagalog; Philippine Spanish banca, from Tagalog bangkâ

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