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malanga Syllabification: ma·lan·ga
Pronunciation: /məˈlaNGɡə/

Definition of malanga in English:


See yautia.
Example sentences
  • In the US they call them dasheen, taro, cocoyams and also malanga.
  • Although similar, malanga grows best in dry places, while taro flourishes in wet ones.
  • Using a grater, grate the malangas through the medium holes.


Early 20th century: from American Spanish, probably from Kikongo, plural of elanga 'water lily'.

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