mancala

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic منقلة.

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mancala (plural mancalas)

  1. (games, board games) A generic name applied to various board games, common throughout Africa and Asia, in which a move consists of emptying a pit and then its contents are sown one by one into ensuing pits. [from 17th c.]
    • 2015, Labodalih Sembiring, translating Eka Kurniawan, Man Tiger, Verso 2015, p. 109:
      Mameh could sit on the floor to play board games like mancala with her friends, or roll out a mat and lounge about.

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Noun[edit]

mancala f (plural mancalas)

  1. mancala