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SAMPAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 118 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SAMPAN, the name of the typical light boat of far Eastern rivers and coastal waters; it is usually propelled by a single scull over the stern, and the centre and after part is covered by an awning or screen of matting. The word is said to be Chinese, san, thin, and pan, board. Others take it to be of Malay origin.
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