Definition of mallam in English:


Line breaks: mal¦lam
Pronunciation: /ˈmaləm


(In Nigeria and other parts of Africa) a learned man or scribe.
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  • 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).

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