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shamba

/ (ˈʃamba) /
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noun

(in E Africa) any field used for growing crops

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Word Origin for shamba

Swahili
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Example sentences from the Web for shamba

  • Mabruki the "Bull-headed," owned a shamba (or a house with a garden attached to it), of which he was very proud.

    How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley
  • Mention of another inhabitant of this place with the odd name, Wednesday (Chr-shamba), is made on f. 42b.

    The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
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