(In Nigeria and other parts of Africa) a learned man or scribe.
More example sentences
- 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).