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’




Hastings Ka·mu·zu [kah-moo-zoo] /kɑˈmu zu/, 1906–97, Malawi physician, political leader, and public official: 1st president of Malawi 1966–94. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Next morning we started back to Banda, taking the corpse with us for burial.

    Real Ghost Stories

    William T. Stead

  • A fair breeze enabled us to enter the land-locked harbour of Banda.

    In the Eastern Seas

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The animal productions of Banda, though very few, are interesting.

    The Malay Archipelago

    Alfred Russell Wallace

  • The atmospheric effervescence of the Banda Oriental will enter into the case.


    W. H. Koebel

  • In 1680 a more serious danger threatened the Banda Oriental.


    W. H. Koebel

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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)
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