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lungi

[loo ng-gee, loo n-jee] /ˈlʊŋ gi, ˈlʊn dʒi/
noun
1.
a cloth used as a turban, scarf, sarong, etc., in India, Pakistan, and Burma.
2.
a loincloth worn by men in India.
Also, lungee, lungyi, longyi.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Hindi lungī < Persian
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British Dictionary definitions for lungi

lungi

/ˈlʊŋɡiː/
noun
1.
a long piece of cotton cloth worn as a loincloth, sash, or turban by Indian men or as a skirt
Word Origin
C17: Hindi, from Persian
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