Mallam

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mallam or malam (ˈmælæm, -əm, ˈmælæm, -əm)
 
n
1.  (in Islamic W Africa) a man learned in Koranic studies
2.  (in N Nigeria) a title and form of address for a learned or educated man
 
[C20: from Hausa]
 
malam or malam
 
n
 
[C20: from Hausa]

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