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)'.

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