Definition of Shamba

1. Noun. (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. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shamba

1. an E African farm [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shamba

shamanise
shamanism
shamanisms
shamanist
shamanistic
shamanistically
shamanists
shamanize
shamanlike
shamans
shamas
shamata
shamateur
shamateurism
shamateurs
shamba (current term)
shambas
shamble
shambled
shambler
shamblers
shambles
shamblier
shambling
shamblingly
shamblings
shambly
shambolic
shambolically
shame

Literary usage of Shamba

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1. Through the Heart of Africa: Being an Account of a Journey on Bicycles and by Frank Hulme Melland, Edward H. Cholmeley (1912)
"The population live in the non-gregarious shamba settlements, as in the rest of Bunyoro and Buganda, cultivating the land all round their dwellings. ..."

2. Across Africa by Verney Lovett Cameron, Daniel Oliver (1877)
"Our First Campaign.—A Fracas.—Upholding our Dignity.—The Father pleads for his Son.—shamba Gonera.—Visit from Dr. Kirk.—Our First Touch of Fever. ..."

3. Travels in the Coastlands of British East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar by William Walter Augustine Fitzgerald (1898)
"The shamba was overgrown like the others. Under the shade of the mangoes was a capital place for the cultivation of pepper, whilst the open spaces were ..."

4. Notes on Muhammadanism: Being Outlines of the Religious System of Islam by Thomas Patrick Hughes (1877)
"The A'khiri Chahar shamba is not observed by the Wahhabis, not being enjoined in the Quran and Hadis. * The Persian name for the day; the Arabic being ..."

5. Spices by Henry Nicholas Ridley (1912)
"My own shamba I cleaned once before last clove season. ... The shamba next to mine I foolishly offered to pick; but the cloves were small, and many dropped ..."

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