bansa

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Sãotomense[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Kongo mbasa, plural of lubasa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bansa

  1. the stem of a palm frond
  2. a hook made with the stem of a palm frond

Etymology 2[edit]

From Kongo lubanji.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bansa

  1. rib (curved bone extending from the spine)

References[edit]

  • “bansa” in Carlos de Sousa Ferreira Fontes, Estudo do léxico do são-tomense com dicionário (2007).

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

bansa

  1. a sovereign nation
  2. the territory encompassing a nation