sepak takraw

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A hybrid term derived from the Malay word for ‘kick’, sepak, and the Thai word for ‘ball’, takraw, to describe a three-a-side sport played on a badminton court. In Malaysia the game is known as sepak raga. It has also been compared to volleyball, though no part of the hand can be used in keeping the ball up and propelling it over the net. Men and women play the game, and it is an established event in the Asian Games.

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