- Southern African usually offensive go away; be off
Word Origin for hamba
from Nguni ukuttamba to go
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Examples from the Web for hamba
Historical Examples of hamba
Hamba, if used by a chief or native of high rank, implies a certain affectation of modesty.
I crave permission to retire, as I wish to go home— Hamba tuan handak mohun-lah dahulu handak balik.