jangada

noun jan·ga·da \janˈgädə, -aŋˈ-\

Definition of jangada

plural

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  1. :  a raft made of logs of light wood with a sail, seat, steering oar, and dagger boards and used by fishermen along the northeast coast of Brazil

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Origin and Etymology of jangada

Portuguese, from Tamil caṅkaṭam or Malayalam caṅṅāṭam, from Sanskrit saṁghāta joining of timber, union


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