an E African salutation
Word Origin for jambo
C20: from Swahili
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Historical Examples of jambo
"Jambo," said Nazoro, the senior boy, standing to attention.
"Jambo bwona," and the sycophantic Ali would leap to his feet and raise the dirty red fez that adorned his head.