LUNGI POLITICS - SHARJAH AND INDIA

Local reports said an Asian man was arrested and interrogated by police patrols in Sharjah a few days ago for wearing lungi in public. He was told not to wear the dress in public.



Bayt al-Faqih market yemen[Yemeni men in traditional loincloth]






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Somali man wearing amacawiis sarong[lungi]



A traditional Khmer dancer wearing a sampot inCambodia





Polynesian Hiva Oa dancers dressed in pāreu around 1909



Longyis for sale, Mahamuni, Mandalay Burma(Myanmar)

Besides Indians, people from Pakistan, Myanmar and other South Asian countries also wear the lungi.
During its early years, the SENA occasionally resorted to violence and threats against people belonging to other Indian communities as part of its 'sons of the soil' ideology.initially targeted the growing number of South Indians by inflammatory slogans like LUNGI hatao pungi bajao" (referring to the LUNGI a Marathi word for the traditional men's dress in South India),
The lungi, also known as a sarong or dhoti , is a garment worn around the waist in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (longyi)(formerly Burma), Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Horn of Africa( lungi is known as macawis in somalia) )and the southern Arabian Peninsula(in Yemen lungi is called futah worn by male)and in Oman lungi called izzar by men) . It is particularly popular in regions where the heat and humidity create an unpleasant climate for trousers.
Depending on local tradition, lungis can be worn by men and/or women
Boy in LungiLungi in Bangladesh
Javanese men often wear sarongs (LUNGI)
LUNGI IN YEMEN
A woman wearing kanga(LUNGI) in Siyu on Pate Island, north of Kenya.

A  man wearing a Mundu with a shirt 

statue of Gandhi wearing a dhotin Africa:




  • In Eastern Africa, it is called either a kanga (worn by African women), or a kikoi (traditionally worn by African men). Kangas are brightly coloured lengths of cotton that incorporate elaborate and artistic designs and usually include the printing of a Swahili proverb along the hem. Kikois are also made from cotton, but the fabric is heavier and their designs are much simpler, usually consisting of a single colour with striped borders along the edges.





  • In Madagascar it is called a lamba.





  • In Malawi it is called a chitenje.





  • In Mauritius they are called pareos.





  • In Mozambique it is called a capulana.





  • In South Africa it is called a kikoi and commonly used as a furniture throw or for going to the beach.





  • In Zimbabwe they are known as Zambias.








  • n the Pacific Islands:

  • In Fiji it is known as a sulu.





  • In Hawaii it is referred to by the Anglicized Tahitian name, pareo.





  • In Papua New Guinea the Tok-Pisin term is lap-lap. Worn by men and women.





  • In Rotuma, it is known as a ''hạ' fạli''





  • In Samoa it is known as a lavalava (also lava-lava).





  • In Tahiti it is known as a pāreu.





  • In Tonga it is known as tupenu.





  • In Oman, the garment is called a Izaar.A white Izaar is worn underneath the Thobe and coloured Izaar maybe worn by fischermen and during times of menial labour without Thobe.Sometimes a shorter knee long Izaar is worn on top of the other as part of traditional dance attire.