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Sambo Syllabification: Sam·bo
Pronunciation: /ˈsambō/

Definition of Sambo in English:

noun (plural Sambos)

1 offensive A black person.
2 (sambo) historical A person of mixed race, especially of black and Indian or black and European blood.


Early 18th century: sense 1 perhaps from Fula sambo 'uncle'; sense 2 from American Spanish zambo, denoting a kind of yellow monkey.

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