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pawang Line breaks: pa¦wang
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːwaŋ/

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Definition of pawang in English:

noun

(In Malaysia and Indonesia) a person regarded as having spiritual and healing powers.
Example sentences
  • To deal with tiger attacks, the forestry department regularly uses the skills of the pawang.
  • But most pawang are now over fifty, and young people are no longer training to become pawang.
  • Since the departmental pawang died, the forestry department has had to hire pawang to help track errant tigers.

Origin

Malay.

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