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tambala

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noun tam·ba·la \täm-ˈbä-lə\

Definition of tambala

plural

tambala

or

tambalas

  1. — see kwacha at money table



Origin and Etymology of tambala

Nyanja (Bantu language of Malawi), literally, cockerel


First Known Use: 1970


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