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n. pl. tambala
A unit of currency in Malawi equal to 1/100 of the kwacha.

[Perhaps from Chewa or Nyanja, cockerels.]
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a unit of Malawian currency, worth one hundredth of the standard unit, the kwacha
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(tɑmˈbɑ lə)

n., pl. -la, -las.
a monetary unit of Malawi, equal to 1/100 of a kwacha.
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Noun1.tambala - 100 tambala equal 1 kwacha in Malawi
Malawian monetary unit - monetary unit in Malawi
Malawi kwacha, kwacha - the basic unit of money in Malawi
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