tam·​ba·​la täm-ˈbä-lə How to pronounce tambala (audio)
plural tambala also tambalas
a monetary subunit of the kwacha (Malawi) see kwacha at Money Table

Word History


Nyanja (Bantu language of Malawi), literally, cockerel

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tambala was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Tambala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tambala. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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