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Definition of Mallam
1. an African scribe [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mallam
Literary usage of Mallam
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger by John Lander, Richard Lander (1854)
"Friday-, October Bth.—mallam DENDO, the cousin of Bello, we find is still living, but in a very old and feeble condition. He is besides nearly blind, ..."
2. Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger by Richard Lander, John Lander (1833)
"... Answer—Conversation among the Haussa Merchants— mallam Dendo the former King of Rabba—His Character—Rabba Market—Island of ..."
3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Queen's Bench: And by Thomas Flower Ellis, Francis Ellis, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1865)
"... its judgment whether justice requires that the appeal should be adjourned. 1859. Saturday, July 2(1. Order of Sessions confirmed. mallam and others ..."