malimba

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noun ma·lim·ba \mə-ˈlim-bə\
variants: less commonly

marimba

\mə-ˈrim-bə\ play

Definition of malimba

plural

malimbas

also

marimbas

  1. :  a small thumb piano of Tanzania or Malawi … box-resonated lamellophones such as … the malimba … — Gerhard Kubik, Theory of African Music, 1994

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First Known Use of malimba

1834


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