variants or Shankalla
plural Shangalla or Shangallas or Shankalla or Shankallas
: any of the peoples living in western Ethiopia and in the eastern part of the Republic of the Sudan that are not of Ethiopian or of Arab origin
: a member of any of the Shangalla peoples

Word History


Amharic šanqəlla, of uncertain origin

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“Shangalla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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