Definition of malanga in English:


Syllabification: ma·lan·ga
Pronunciation: /məˈlaNGgə


  • see yautia.
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    • In the US they call them dasheen, taro, cocoyams and also malanga.
    • Although similar, malanga grows best in dry places, while taro flourishes in wet ones.
    • Using a grater, grate the malangas through the medium holes.


early 20th century: from American Spanish, probably from Kikongo, plural of elanga 'water lily'.

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