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shamba

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swahili.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

shamba (plural shambas)

  1. (East Africa) An area of cultivated ground; a plot of land, a small subsistence farm for growing crops and fruit-bearing trees, often including the dwelling of the farmer.
    • 1967, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, A Grain of Wheat, EAEP 2008, p. 4:
      To reach his new strip of shamba which lay the other side of Thabai, Mugo had to walk through the dusty village streets.

SwahiliEdit

Bakweri cocoyam farmer from Cameroon.jpg

NounEdit

shamba (ma class, plural mashamba)

  1. garden, farm (any land that is cultivated)