Saturday, April 26, 2014
PANGKIN - ETYMOLOGY
Amongst the Minangkabau houses in Negeri Sembilan there are pangkins (corrupt of palanquins), kind of wide wooden benches built on each side in front of the steps leading to the front door where people can sit, relax, talk or even take a nap. During mid-day is cooler than inside the house because they are open with roofing only. My old kampong house had a pair of pangkins.
The term pangkin is seldom heard nowadays.
South Korean royal palanquin.
A Minang would call that pangkin (centre).