from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A two-masted Arab or Indian trading vessel, used in the Indian Ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A two-masted Arab or Indian trading vessel, used in the Indian Ocean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A two-masted Arab boat used for trading in the Indian ocean, between the Malabar coast and the Red Sea.


Arabic feminine of baghl a mule. - Balfour (Wiktionary)


  • We crossed over in a small baggala, and had to be poled for

    Southern Arabia

  • His large baggala, which mounted ten tiny guns and was named the _Dunijah_, is now employed in trade.

    Southern Arabia

  • Bahrein, or rather as close as it could approach; for, owing to the shallowness of the sea, while still far from shore we were placed in a baggala in which we sailed for about twenty minutes.

    Southern Arabia

  • My husband promised 100 rupees for every day, and the sultan compelled a captain whose baggala was loaded for Mokalla to take us to Aden, by refusing to give him his papers otherwise.

    Southern Arabia

  • Finding Merbat so uncongenial an abode, with no points of interest, and with a malarious-looking swamp in its vicinity, and not being able to obtain camels or escort for a journey inland, we determined only to pass one night there, and after wandering about in search of interests which did not exist, we came to terms with the captain of a most filthy baggala to take us along the coast to Al Hafa, the residence of Wali Suleiman, without whose direct assistance we plainly saw that nothing could be done about extending our expedition into the interior.

    Southern Arabia

  • _baggala_, though dhow is the more common name in the far East.

    Asiatic Breezes Students on The Wing


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