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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of lungi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sarong-like garment worn around the waist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma


From Burmese လုံချည် (lon-gyi). (Wiktionary)


  • Prime Minister Lt.Gen. Thein Sein, shedding his military uniform for the sarong-like "longyi" and traditional jacket, said international aid "with no strings attached" was welcome but only civilian vessels could take part in the aid operation.

    International Donors Meet

  • Just as my partner and I immediately donned, on arrival in Mandalay, the Burmese longyi, the wrapped and folded cloth kilt or skirt that Burmese men and women wear.

    A Letter from Alice Walker to Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Many of them had worn white shirt & longyi, so when we looked at them from far away, everyone was white.

    Global Voices in English » Myanmar: 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Mandalay City

  • During our conversation, he sat erect and cross-legged on a raised platform, wearing a longyi.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • Although he wears a traditional Myanmar sarong-like longyi, he also sports angular glasses and a silver-colored Titoni Swiss watch.

    Myanmar Opposition Group Has New Tack: Cooperation

  • Sitting alone in her office, Suu Kyi wore a turquoise longyi, a Burmese sarong, and a pale side-buttoned blouse with embroidered flowers.

    Democracy leader Suu Kyi urges 'real genuine talks' in Burma

  • A smiling young Shan fisherman in a traditional skirt, or longyi, took them across the mist-shrouded Lake Inle in his wooden boat.

    Too Good To Be True

  • His name meant Prince, but he was anything but princely in appearance, with his oil-splashed vest, his untidily knotted longyi and his bare feet with their thick slippers of callused skin.

    Excerpt: The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

  • No contrast could have been stranger; the one faintly coloured as an apple-blossom, the other dark and garish, with a gleam almost metallic on her cylinder of ebony hair and the salmon-pink silk of her longyi.

    Burmese Days

  • She began to leap from side to side, flinging herself down in a kind of curtsy and springing up again with extraordinary agility, in spite of the long longyi that imprisoned her feet.

    Burmese Days


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