ma·​lim·​ba mə-ˈlim-bə How to pronounce malimba (audio)
variants or less commonly marimba
plural malimbas also marimbas
: a small thumb piano of Tanzania or Malawi
… box-resonated lamellophones such as … the malimbaGerhard Kubik, Theory of African Music, 1994

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of malimba was in 1834

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“Malimba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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