zambo

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish zambo (which see), of uncertain etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɑm.boː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zam‧bo

Noun[edit]

zambo m (plural zambo's)

  1. Zambo, Afro-Indian, someone of half African and half indigenous American parentage.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zambo

  1. Zambo (person with African and Native American/indigenous heritage; Afro-Indian)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of zambo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative zambo zambot
genitive zambon zambojen
partitive zamboa zamboja
illative zamboon zamboihin
singular plural
nominative zambo zambot
accusative nom. zambo zambot
gen. zambon
genitive zambon zambojen
partitive zamboa zamboja
inessive zambossa zamboissa
elative zambosta zamboista
illative zamboon zamboihin
adessive zambolla zamboilla
ablative zambolta zamboilta
allative zambolle zamboille
essive zambona zamboina
translative zamboksi zamboiksi
instructive zamboin
abessive zambotta zamboitta
comitative zamboineen
Possessive forms of zambo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person zamboni zambomme
2nd person zambosi zambonne
3rd person zambonsa

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

zambo m

  1. half-caste of an African negro and an indigenous American

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but probably from an alteration of Vulgar Latin *strambus (squinting, crosseyed, crooked, distorted), from Latin strabus, from Ancient Greek στραβός (strabós)[1][2].

Pronunciation[edit]

(Castilian) IPA(key): /ˈθambo/, [ˈθãmbo]

  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /ˈsambo/, [ˈsãmbo]

Adjective[edit]

zambo (feminine singular zamba, masculine plural zambos, feminine plural zambas)

  1. bowlegged, bandy-legged
  2. (Latin America) Zambo (one of mixed African and Native American ancestry)

Noun[edit]

zambo m (plural zambos, feminine zamba, feminine plural zambas)

  1. (Latin America) Zambo

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