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hamba

/ˈhæmbə/
interjection
1.
(South African) generally (offensive) go away; be off
Word Origin
from Nguni ukuttamba to go
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  • hamba, if used by a chief or native of high rank, implies a certain affectation of modesty.

    A Manual of the Malay language William Edward Maxwell
  • I crave permission to retire, as I wish to go home— hamba tuan handak mohun-lah dahulu handak balik.

    A Manual of the Malay language William Edward Maxwell

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