Definition of mitumba in English:

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mitumba

Pronunciation: /mɪˈtʊmbə/

noun

[mass noun]
(In eastern and central Africa) second-hand clothing, especially that donated by aid agencies in the West.
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.

Origin

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

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