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According to, this word is of Pali or Sanskrit origin, but I've been unable to find a word it may have come from. — [Ric Laurent] — 22:47, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

From Sanskrit अङ्ग or Pali aṅga ("limb, constituent/characteristic part") and the native word ชาต ("to be born"). Hbrug 22:58, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
I think that's ชาตะ (chaa-dtà, to be born). There's also ชาติ (châat, life, existence). — [Ric Laurent] — 23:12, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
ชาต      chaatF      verb, formal, loanword, Pali       to be born
                     adjective, formal, loanword, Pali  [is] born; existing; appearing; grown; arisen; produced; manifest; extant; [does] exist

So it's equivalent to Skt. अङ्गजात ("produced by a supplementary ceremony, produced from or on the body, ornamental"). Hbrug 23:23, 3 November 2011 (UTC)