Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A raft-boat or catamaran used in Peru and the northern parts of Brazil.
  • n. The tibourbou, Apeiba Tibourbou: so called on account of the use of its very light wood for catamarans. See jangada, 1, and tibourbou.

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Examples

  • At length, after having passed the village of Omaguas and the mouth of the Ambiacu, the jangada arrived at Pevas on the evening of the 11th of June, and was moored to the bank.

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  • It was from the sides, by means of long boathooks or props thrust against the bed of the stream, that the jangada was kept in the current, and had its direction altered when going astray.

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  • But there are only a small number of these fugitives, they only move in isolated groups across the savannahs or the woods, and the jangada was, in a measure, secured from any attack on the parts of the backwoodsmen.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • The jangada departed at daybreak, and passed the little archipelago of the Iatio and Cochiquinas islands, after having left the village of the latter name on the right.

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  • It was in this jangada, safer than any other vessel of the country, larger than a hundred egariteas or vigilingas coupled together, that Joam Garral proposed to embark with his family, his servants, and his merchandise.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • They were armed with arrows and blow tubes, but made no use of them, and did not even attempt to communicate with the jangada.

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  • Soon the jangada glided between interminable plantations of cocoa-trees with their somber green flanked by the yellow thatch or ruddy tiles of the roofs of the huts of the settlers on both banks from Obidos up to the town of Monto Alegre.

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  • “In a month,” he said to him, “the jangada must be built and ready to launch.”

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  • The rich waters of the Amazon were also frequented by many other aquatic animals, which escorted the jangada through its waves for whole hours together.

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  • On the 16th of June the jangada, after fortunately clearing several shallows in approaching the banks, arrived near the large island of San Pablo, and the following evening she stopped at the village of Moromoros, which is situated on the left side of the

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  • A float or raft consisting of four or five logs fastened together, and furnished with a seat and lateen sail, so as to form a rude fishing boat: used in the northern parts of Brazil and Peru. Originally referred to a raft used in the East Indies, often formed of two or more boats fastened together, a jangar.

    October 21, 2008