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[bahn-duh] /ˈbɑn də/
a style of Mexican dance music featuring brass instruments and having a heavy beat.
Origin of banda
1990-95; < Mexican Spanish: literally, band1 (in the sense of ‘group of musicians’


[ban-duh] /ˈbæn də/
Hastings Kamuzu [kah-moo-zoo] /kɑˈmu zu/ (Show IPA), 1906–97, Malawi physician, political leader, and public official: 1st president of Malawi 1966–94. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Yes, Aszszony," Marushka said obediently, and she and banda were very quiet.

    Our Little Hungarian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • Next morning we started back to banda, taking the corpse with us for burial.

    Real Ghost Stories William T. Stead
  • That in the banda went out too, and the Colonel, who owned a tent, followed its example.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • The animal productions of banda, though very few, are interesting.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • These Mahometans are said to have been driven out of banda by the early European settlers.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • In 1680 a more serious danger threatened the banda Oriental.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The nuts are eaten by the large pigeons of banda, which digest the mace, but cast up the nut with its seed uninjured.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • I got some beautiful polished pebbles from banda and Nerbudda.

    Up the Country Emily Eden
  • Wortley fired at the leading elephant, which had passed under banda's feet, just as he was crossing the brook on our left.

British Dictionary definitions for banda


Hastings Kamuzu (kæˈmuːzuː). 1906–97, Malawi statesman. As first prime minister of Nyasaland (from 1963), he led his country to independence (1964) as Malawi: president (1966–94)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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