harmattan

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noun, often capitalized har·mat·tan \ˌhär-mə-ˈtan, här-ˈma-tən\

Definition of harmattan

  1. :  a dust-laden wind on the Atlantic coast of Africa in some seasons

Origin and Etymology of harmattan

from or akin to Twi haramata


First Known Use: 1671


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