Definition of harambee in English:
(In East Africa) an event held to raise funds for a charitable purpose: [as modifier]: harambee functions
More example sentences
- But the ngoma is equally used for popular uprisings and harambees - events where a wide group of people ‘pull together’ to benefit the community.
- The harambee movement has since been politicized, weakening the partnership between the state and local communities.
- Moi gradually turned harambee efforts into overt political events.
Swahili, literally 'pulling or working together' (a slogan of the first independent government of Kenya).
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan