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A Burmese man wearing a longyi.

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Borrowed from Burmese လုံချည် (lumhkyany), from Hindi लुंगी (luṅgī).

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longyi (countable and uncountable, plural longyi or longyis)

  1. A sarong-like garment worn around the waist.
    • 2008 September, Robert D. Kaplan, “Lifting the Bamboo Curtain”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      During our conversation, he sat erect and cross-legged on a raised platform, wearing a longyi.

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