mamlaka

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a noun form of Arabic مَلَكَ (malaka).

Noun[edit]

mamlaka (ma class, plural only)

  1. authority (power to enforce rules or give orders)
  2. dominion

Usage notes[edit]

This word is morphologically plural but semantically singular. If a plural sense is required, it may be put in the n class.