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serang

Line breaks: se¦rang
Pronunciation: /səˈraŋ
 
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Definition of serang in English:

noun

Indian
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.

Origin

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

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