‘Ranga’ is an abbreviation of ‘orangutan’. Used mostly in Australia, the word has gradually spread across the world and has now been adopted to refer to all redheads. It’s thought that is began being used as a derogatory word around the 1990s in Australia school yards.
Wanting to twist the insult into a compliment, however, R.A.N.G.A. (Red And Nearly Ginger Association) is paving the way to ranga pride.