Definition of serang in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈraŋ/


An Asian head of a lascar crew.
Example sentences
  • A serang is a person of importance, far above a stoker, though the stoker draws better pay.
  • The food belonged to Pambe, the serang or head man of the lascar sailors.


From Persian and Urdu sar-hang 'commander', from sar 'head' + hang 'authority'.

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