/ (ˈdʒambɔ) /
an E African salutation
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Word Origin for jambo
C20: from Swahili
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Example sentences from the Web for 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.