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SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

An old borrowing, ultimately from Arabic جَمَل(jamal). Compare Yao ngamila, Chichewa ngamira.

NounEdit

ngamia (n class, plural ngamia)

  1. camel
    Synonym: jamali (poetic)
  2. (derogatory) idiot
    Synonym: ng'ombe

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