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----------------- [I sent this reply earlier but there was a technical problem in sending it. In the meantime, some contributions have mentioned African language names for pagne.] For the English definition of "disaare" - which is a Fulfulde name (evidently a loan from Manding languages) for "pagne" - I used "long wrap-around cloth." That describes it but is probably not helpful for translation of literature. On the other hand, might one or another African language's name for this item of clothing be, by its etymology, an avenue to finding an appropriate term in the destination language?