Entry lamba
Part of speech   noun
Malagasy definition   Zavatra anaovana ny akanjo, vita amin' n [...]
¶ Tapadamba lavalava anisan' ny fitafian' [...]
¶ Fanafohezana ny hoe "lambamena": Miom [...] [full text in Rajemisa 1985]
English translation   the usual outer garment worn by the people. It is generally a piece of calico, from 4 to 5 yards long cut in two, and sewn together along the length. Also cloth in general. [It is interesting to note that in Borneo, Lamba is a yellow-flowered broad-leaved weed, from the strong fibre of which a kind cloth is made: and that the Swahili Arabs trading on the west coast in jiafotsy lamba have adopted the word as ramba] [Richardson 1885]
   woven cloth; clothing [Hallanger 1973]
French translation   tissu, vêtement; châle; pièce de toile qu'on porte autour des épaules [Hallanger 1974]
French translation   tissu [SLP: Voambolana]
Compound words, titles, names  
Toponymy   Place names having the word lamba (3): Ambatoborodamba, Lambafotsy, Madiolamba

Entry Lamba
Part of speech   name (book or play title)
Author   Rabemananjara Jacques
Tables and plates   All the titles

Updated on 2014/10/13