Shan·​gal·​la | \ shäŋˈgälə \
variants: or Shankalla \ -​ˈkälə \
plural Shangalla or Shangallas or Shankalla or Shankallas

Definition of Shangalla

1 : 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
2 : a member of any of the Shangalla peoples

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History and Etymology for Shangalla

Amharic khānqellā Negro

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“Shangalla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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