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banda

[bahn-duh] /ˈbɑn də/
noun
1.
a style of Mexican dance music featuring brass instruments and having a heavy beat.
Origin of banda
1990-1995
1990-95; < Mexican Spanish: literally, band1 (in the sense of ‘group of musicians’

Banda

[ban-duh] /ˈbæn də/
noun
1.
Hastings Kamuzu [kah-moo-zoo] /kɑˈmu zu/ (Show IPA), 1906–97, Malawi physician, political leader, and public official: 1st president of Malawi 1966–94.
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  • "Yes, Aszszony," Marushka said obediently, and she and banda were very quiet.

    Our Little Hungarian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • Next morning we started back to banda, taking the corpse with us for burial.

    Real Ghost Stories William T. Stead
  • That in the banda went out too, and the Colonel, who owned a tent, followed its example.

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  • The animal productions of banda, though very few, are interesting.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • These Mahometans are said to have been driven out of banda by the early European settlers.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • In 1680 a more serious danger threatened the banda Oriental.

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  • The nuts are eaten by the large pigeons of banda, which digest the mace, but cast up the nut with its seed uninjured.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • I got some beautiful polished pebbles from banda and Nerbudda.

    Up the Country Emily Eden
  • Wortley fired at the leading elephant, which had passed under banda's feet, just as he was crossing the brook on our left.

British Dictionary definitions for banda

Banda

/ˈbændə/
noun
1.
Hastings Kamuzu (kæˈmuːzuː). 1906–97, Malawi statesman. As first prime minister of Nyasaland (from 1963), he led his country to independence (1964) as Malawi: president (1966–94)
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