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Definition of mallam in English:
(In Nigeria and other parts of Africa) a learned man or scribe.
- So Yinka, redirect your frustration somewhere else but not to the mallams or the Northerners.
- Thanks, but someone just told me that there are thieves among the mallams at mosalasi.
- Each of the mallams was attended by a well-dressed little boy of agreeable countenance, who acted as page to his master, and was his protégé.
From Hausa mālam(i).
Words that rhyme with mallamalum, Calum, vallum
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