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wako

any of the groups of marauders who raided the Korean and Chinese coasts between the 13th and 16th centuries. They were often in the pay of various Japanese feudal leaders and were frequently involved in Japan's civil wars during the early part of this period

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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