mancala

noun man·ca·la \mänˈkälə, ˈmäŋkələ\

Definition of mancala

plural

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  1. :  any of various games that are widely played in Africa and southern Asia and in areas influenced by African or Asian cultures and that involve competition between two players in the distribution of pieces (as beans or pebbles) into rows of holes or pockets (as in a board) under various rules that permit accumulation of pieces by capture —called also wari — see chuba

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Origin and Etymology of mancala

Arabic manqalah, from naqala to move


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