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Sometimes we use the word pareo instead of sarong...The pāreu or pareo is the Cook Islands and Tahitian word for a wraparound skirt. Originally it was used only to refer to women's skirts, as men wore a loincloth, called a maro. Nowadays the term is applied to any piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body, worn by males or females. It is related to the Malay sarong, Sāmoan lavalava, Tongan tupenu and other such garments of the Pacific Islands such as the islands of Hawaiʻi, Marquesas, Aotearoa, and Fiji.

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Comment by Rodelma Lopez on March 2, 2014 at 8:14pm

beautiful indeed..we have sarong too in the Philippines..they are great at the beach

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