Definition of Jambo

1. an African salutation [n -S]



Jambo Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jambo

jamber
jamberry
jambers
jambes
jambeux
jambia
jambias
jambier
jambiers
jambing
jambiya
jambiyah
jambiyahs
jambiyas
jambless
jambo (current term)
jambok
jambokked
jambokking
jamboks
jambolan
jambolana
jambolans
jambon
jambone
jambones
jambool
jambools
jamboree
jamborees

Literary usage of Jambo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"An Account of a Visit to Medina from Suez, by way of jambo. By Lieut.-Col. BURTON. Journey across the Rivers of British Kaffraria. By the Rev. F. FLEMING. ..."

2. Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the by William Ellis (1833)
"Varieties and Appearance of the Plantain and Banana—Vi, or Brazilian Plum —A-hi-a, or jambo—Singular Growth of the ..."

3. Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Six Years in the South by William Ellis (1829)
"... in which the fruit is used by the people—Process of manufacturing cocoa-nut oil—Varieties of plantain, or banana—Vi, or Brazilian plum—A-hia, or jambo— ..."

4. A Handbook of the Swahili Language, as Spoken at Zanzibar by Edward Steere, Arthur Cornwallis Madan (1908)
"There is a playful or very affectionate way of continuing the dialogue thus—jambo. jambo. jambo sana. jambo sana. Sana $<wa, Sana sana. ..."

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