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hamba

interjection
  1. Southern African usually offensive go away; be off
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Word Origin

from Nguni ukuttamba to go
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Examples from the Web for hamba

Historical Examples

  • Hamba, if used by a chief or native of high rank, implies a certain affectation of modesty.

    A Manual of the Malay language

    William Edward Maxwell

  • I crave permission to retire, as I wish to go home— Hamba tuan handak mohun-lah dahulu handak balik.

    A Manual of the Malay language

    William Edward Maxwell