(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)'.