Shangalla

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Amharic šanqəlla, of uncertain origin

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“Shangalla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shangalla. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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