Timbuktu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a Songhai language word meaning “hollow” in reference to the depression in which the city is located.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu

  1. A city in central Mali.
  2. Any proverbially distant or remote place.
    You can try every shop from here to Timbuktu, but you won't find another one like this.
    • 1970. The Aristocats (film):
      Now, my little pesky pets, you're going to travel first-class in your own private compartment all the way to Timbuktu. And this time, you'll never come back.

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu f

  1. Alternative form of Tombuctu

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Timbuktu ?

  1. Alternative form of Tombuctú