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What Indian word was used by the Portuguese for army servants and became applied by British to Asiatic seamen?

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What Indian word was used by the Portuguese for army servants and became applied by British to Asiatic seamen?
posted May 28, 2019 by Ankitha

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Lascars
A lascar was a sailor or militiaman from the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Arab world, and other territories located to the east of the Cape of Good Hope, who were employed on European ships from the 16th century until the middle of the 20th century.

answer May 29, 2019 by Ananya Saha
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