(In Malaysia and Indonesia) a person regarded as having spiritual and healing powers.
- 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.
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