/ˈkoʊpæŋə/ (say 'kohpanguh)

(formerly) a Timorese lugger-hand, diver, etc., in the pearling industry.
{from Koepang, Dutch spelling of Kupang, a town in W Timor}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Koepanger — 1. noun A Timorese person. Up above, the tender kept a sharp eye on the Koepanger paying out the air pipe, while attending to the life line himself and the management of the lugger. 2. adjective Timorese. Upi, the Koepanger charm doctor, slept in …   Wiktionary

  • koepanger — koe·pang·er …   English syllables

  • koepanger — ˈküˌpäŋə(r) noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Koepang, Kupang, city at the southwestern end of Timor + English er : a native or inhabitant of the city of Kupang on the Indonesian island of Timor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pearling in Western Australia — existed well before European settlement. Coastal dwelling Aborigines had collected and traded pearl shell as well as trepang and tortoise with fishermen from Sulawesi for possibly hundreds of yearscite… …   Wikipedia

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