Definition of pawang in English:
(In Malaysia and Indonesia) a person regarded as having spiritual and healing powers.
- Villagers wanted to poison the tiger, but the local authorities and the village heads sought the help of a traditional tiger expert a pawang.
- There is also a pawang (shaman), who fasts and meditates to ensure the building is blessed by God.
- To deal with tiger attacks, the forestry department regularly uses the skills of the pawang.
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