/ (ˈhæmbə) /
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Southern African usually offensive go away; be off
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Word Origin for hamba
from Nguni ukuttamba to go
Words nearby hamba
hamantash, hamartia, hamartiology, Hamas, hamate, hamba, hamba kahle, Hambletonian, hambo, hambone, Hamborn
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How to use hamba in a sentence
Hamba, if used by a chief or native of high rank, implies a certain affectation of modesty.
Biar-lah hamba sa-orang diri me-lawan dia, let me fight him myself alone.
Every month I remind (give to remember) him— Tiap-tiap bulan ada hamba-tuan bri ingat.
I will give bail for any amount— Br-apa brat sakali-pun hamba tuan brani tanggong.
I crave permission to retire, as I wish to go home— Hamba tuan handak mohun-lah dahulu handak balik.