Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: latishya
Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
Where'd you get "ferengi"?

Same place the writers for ST:TNG got it: history (link).

Is the consonantal similarity between firangi and foreign just coincidence?

Yup. For one thing, the G in foreign wasn't added till after ME. The word is from Latin foranus. Feringhi is from Frank from Latin francus, ultimately of Germanic origin.

Thank you.