kaingin

noun
ka·​ing·​in
variants: or less commonly caingin or caiñgin \ käˈēŋə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of kaingin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Philippines
: swidden some lonely farmer hewing out a kaingin in the jungle— Wallace Stegner

kaingin

adjective
\ " \
variants: or less commonly caingin or caiñgin

Definition of kaingin (Entry 2 of 2)

Philippines
: employing a technique of clearing land by slashing and burning underbrush and trees and plowing the ashes under for fertilizer well-known kaingin system which has been enormously destructive of valuable timber— A. L. Kroeber

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“Kaingin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaingin. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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