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Etymology time!

What is the actual origin of the term "long pig", used in reference to cannibalism?

I'm trying to figure out if this term would be appropriate in a 16th century setting, or if not, what term might be used instead.

Searches include various combinations of "long pig" 15th, 16th, century, cannibal(sim), origin

What little I can find is vague and often contradictory... and no alternate terms are coming up.
Tags: ~cannibalism
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