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kalimba

[ kuh-lim-buh ]
/ kəˈlɪm bə /
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Origin of kalimba

1950–55; the instrument's name in a number of Bantu languages of East Africa, e.g., Bisa, Lala (Zambia), Tumbuka, Nyanja (Malawi); cf. marimba
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