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Meaning of "mganga" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MGANGA

mganga  [əmˈɡæŋɡə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MGANGA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mganga is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MGANGA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mganga

Nganga

Nganga is a Bantu term for herbalist or spiritual healer in many African societies and also in many societies of the African diaspora such as those in Haiti, Brazil and Cuba. It is derived from *-ganga in proto-Njila, an early branch of the Bantu family. The verb form related to it, -gang- relates to wisdom, knowledge and skill. As this term is a multiple reflex of a Proto-Bantu root, there are slight variations on the term throughout the entire Bantu-speaking world.

Definition of mganga in the English dictionary

The definition of mganga in the dictionary is a witch doctor or medicine man in East Africa.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MGANGA


anger
ˈæŋɡə
charanga
ˌtʃæˈræŋɡə
chimichanga
ˌtʃɪmɪˈtʃæŋɡə
clangor
ˈklæŋɡə
clangour
ˈklæŋɡə
Googleganger
ˈɡuːɡəlˌɡæŋɡə
Kananga
kəˈnæŋɡə
Katanga
kəˈtæŋɡə
khanga
ˈkæŋɡə
languor
ˈlæŋɡə
Mahajanga
ˌmæhəˈdʒæŋɡə
manga
ˈmæŋɡə
mbaqanga
əmbɑːˈkæŋɡə
panga
ˈpæŋɡə
sanga
ˈsæŋɡə
tanga
ˈtæŋɡə
Tange
ˈtæŋɡə
Zamboanga
ˌzæmbəʊˈæŋɡə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MGANGA

mezzotint
mezzotinter
mezzotinto
mf
MFAT
mfd
mfg
MFH
mfr
mg
MGB
MGL
Mgr
mh
MHA
MHC
MHD
MHG
mho
mhorr

WORDS THAT END LIKE MGANGA

anga
Bucaramanga
changa
Ganga
inanga
kanga
karanga
kawanatanga
kotahitanga
Mpumalanga
pa´anga
ranga
rangatiratanga
runanga
Tauranga
tikanga
whare wananga

Synonyms and antonyms of mganga in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mganga» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MGANGA

Find out the translation of mganga to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mganga from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mganga» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

mganga
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mganga
570 millions of speakers

English

mganga
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

mganga
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

mganga
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Мганга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Mganga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Mganga
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mganga
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mganga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mganga
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

mganga
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

mganga
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mganga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mganga
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

mganga
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Mganga
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mganga
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mganga
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mganga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Мганга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mganga
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

mganga
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mganga
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mganga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mganga
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mganga

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MGANGA»

The term «mganga» is regularly used and occupies the 57.493 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MGANGA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mganga

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MGANGA»

Discover the use of mganga in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mganga and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Medicine Man Among the Zaramo of Dar Es Salaam
In the 150 Zaramo interviews the question was asked: "Kwa mganga yupi wa kienyeji ambako huenda? To which medicine man do you go for local medicine ? " Out of the 150 Zaramo informants, 30 % gave the name of their particular mganga.
Lloyd W. Swantz, 1990
2
Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
Mr. Mganga, you scared everyone here. That is why we cannot oblige. Mr. Mganga: Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir, I can remember that we agreed in this House that I am Mr. Mganga and he is Mr. Mwandawiro. That is for the purpose of clarity.
3
Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
Mr. Mganga: Thank you, Mr. Temporary Deputy Speaker Sir. I stand here to support the Motion. The Temporary Deputy Speaker (Mr. Wetangula): All hon. Members who will contribute to the debate on this Motion will have a maximum of five ...
4
Silent Violence: Global Health, Malaria, and Child Survival ...
Depending upon the patient's condition, the mganga may treat the patient for three to four days or until the child has completely recovered. Ifa patient recovers, she or he is permitted to return home with her or his parents and no further ...
Vinay R. Kamat, 2013
5
Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
Mr. Mganga: Thank you, Mr. Temporary Deputy Speaker Sir. I stand here to support the Motion. The Temporary Deputy Speaker (Mr. Wetangula): All hon. Members who will contribute to the debate on this Motion will have a maximum of five ...
6
Custodians of the Land: Ecology & Culture in the History of ...
Feicrrnjin, Shambaa Kingdom1: for Sham baa agriculture see chapter 1 and for Mbugu -Sham baa relations during the eighteenth century see chapter 3r 21. MIT. . Seuya and Baharia, p. 3, Dominique Ndala, at tftttai, 42/2, p. 21, T. Mganga^ p.
Gregory Maddox, James Leonard Giblin, Isaria N. Kimambo, 1996
7
Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African ...
One of the figures that is said to be most often borrowed from Nollywood is the witch doctor with his equivalent, the mganga. While the mganga figure could be found in Swahili literature and theater before the arrival of Nigerian films, it has ...
Matthias Krings, Onookome Okome, 2013
8
Revealing Prophets: Prophecy in Eastern African History
The Swahili word mganga (pi. waganga) is derived from the root- ganga, which means 'to bind up', 'to fasten together', or 'to mend', what is broken or injured. By extension, -ganga has become a generic term for healing, and the word mganga  ...
David Anderson, Douglas Hamilton Johnson, 1995
9
Spirit Mediumship and Society in Africa
More likely the victim of spirit-possession will take his prescription to a mganga who, though personally a Muslim, plays an essentially pagan role in his office as mganga. A Segeju mganga must serve a long apprenticeship before he can ...
John Beattie, John Middleton, 2013
10
Swahili Islamic Poetry: Introduction, The celebration of ...
Towards nightfall she is brought to another, larger hut, called kilinge, destined for the ngoma ya pepo, the spirit dance.4 The women of the village rejoice and consult with the mganga regarding the organisation of the spirit dance ...
Jan Knappert, 1971

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MGANGA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mganga is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Not all believe IEBC can be an honest broker
As the Swahili say, 'Mganga hajigangi'. There is no way IEBC could be expected to conduct an honest self appraisal. See also: I am a victim of ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
2
More people win tricycles in TNM's Tikolore Promotion
... like to encourage our customers to continue participating and win prizes including Tricycles which is a monthly grand prize,” said Mganga. «Nyasa Times, Jul 15»
3
Seven in Bunda Court Over Rape of Two Teachers
... old Mkama Mabibi, Mselegi Ngeleja (64), Lahaula Mganga (60), Fikiri Makai (39) and Goodluck James (24), all residents of Nambaza village. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
4
Albino children locked away to keep them safe from witch doctors …
The fear is unscrupulous politicians will turn to the traditions of the witch-doctors, known as mganga, and their ambitious promises. BUNYAMIN ... «National Post, Jul 15»
5
Grim camps albinos' best shot at avoiding witch doctors' clutches
The fear is unscrupulous politicians will turn to the traditions of the witch doctors, known as mganga, and their ambitious promises. «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
6
The albino children locked away to be kept safe from witch doctors
The fear is that unscrupulous politicians will fall back on old traditions of the witch-doctors, known as mganga, and their ambitious promises. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Why you need a private eye to spy on your man before saying “I do”
... a child molester, or hails from one of those families that believe in solving problems by enlisting services of Mganga Dr Hatari from Tanzania. «SDE Entertainment News, Jun 15»
8
President Kikwete to Grace Albinism Day At Sheikh Amri Abeid …
Albino chairperson for Arusha Martha Mganga said most of the children born with albinism in the region lacked proper care, as some were ... «AllAfrica.com, Jun 15»
9
Anglicans helping families accept children with albinism in Tanzania
Martha Mganga and her husband Edmund Mganga working to end stigma against people with albinism in Tanzania through the video “Watu ... «Anglicannews, Jun 15»
10
New social media platform for reconciling Anglican families
“Martha Mganga's work in Tanzania dispels many of the dangerous myths associated with albinism”, says IAFN chair, the Rt Revd David ... «Anglicannews, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mganga [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mganga>. Jun 2021 ».
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