See also: ñanga and n'anga

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Acholi naŋa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nanga (plural nangas)

  1. (music) A simple wooden harp or zither used in central and eastern Africa.
    • 1950, Roslyn Rensch, The harp: from Tara's halls to the American schools:
      The "shoulder harp" or "nanga" had a boat-shaped sound chest.
    • 1975, Sibyl Marcuse, A survey of musical instruments, p. 403:
      The nanga of Nubia is similar; here also, long wooden pegs prevent the strings from slipping.
    • 1986, Okot p'Bitek, Artist, the Ruler:
      The artist uses his voice, he sings his laws to the accompaniment of the nanga, the harp; he twists his body to the rhythm of the drums, to proclaim his rules.

AnagramsEdit


SwahiliEdit

 
nanga

EtymologyEdit

From Persian لنگر(langar).

NounEdit

nanga (n class, plural nanga)

  1. anchor (tool to hook a vessel into sea bottom)