Meaning of ngapi in English:

ngapi

(also ngapee, gnapi)

Pronunciation /ŋəˈpiː/

noun

  • In Burma (Myanmar): a pungent condiment consisting of fish or prawns which have been left to rot and then salted and dried.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Michael Symes (1761–1809), army officer in the East India Company and diplomatist. From Burmese ŋəpi pressed fish.