jangada

noun
jan·​ga·​da | \ janˈgädə, -aŋˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of jangada

: 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

History and Etymology for jangada

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

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“Jangada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jangada. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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