What is another word for lascar?

58 synonyms found


[ lˈaskɑː], [ lˈaskɑː], [ l_ˈa_s_k_ɑː]

How to use "Lascar" in context?

Lascars, typically men from the maritime industries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bangladesh, are the world's most dangerous migrant workers. They are exposed to greater risks and by their very nature are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse than any other migrant group.

While many lascars work in the formal sector, unskilled and semiskilled lascars are often used in the hazardous and poorly protected maritime industries. They are principally responsible for the fishing and transporting of goods by sea.

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