Type Political Subdivision & River
Usage Malay, Indonesian, Banjar, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu
Scripts ڤهڠ(Malay Jawi) Паханг(Bulgarian, Macedonian) पाहांग(Hindi) 파항(Korean Hangul) پاهانگ(Persian) ปะหัง(Thai) پاہانگ(Urdu)
Pronounced Pron. pa-HANG(Malay) pə-HANG(English) PA-ANG(French) PA-AHNG(French) PA-HANG(Korean) pa-ANGG(Spanish) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
Uncertain, possibly from mahang, the Malay name for a type of tree native to the area (genus Macaranga), or from Khmer ប៉ាហាំង (paahang) meaning "tin". This is the name of a Malaysian state as well as a river that flows through the region.