Definition of mitumba in English:


Line breaks: mi|tumba
Pronunciation: /mɪˈtʊmbə


[mass noun]
(In eastern and central Africa) second-hand clothing, especially that donated by aid agencies in the West.
More example sentences
  • Secondhand clothing (mitumba) is generally worn by poorer people.
  • He said they do not buy mitumba by choice, but because that is what they could afford.
  • Overall things are going well we have one more week in mitumba slums doing house visits and helping out in the school.


Swahili, plural of mtumba, literally 'bale (of cloth)'.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunty
Pronunciation: ˈdʒɔːnti
having a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner...