Shama vs Shamba - What's the difference?

shama | shamba |


As nouns the difference between shama and shamba

is that shama is , a saxicoline songbird of india, glossy black with a white rump and brown underparts while shamba is (east africa) an area of cultivated ground; a plot of land, a small subsistence farm for growing crops and fruit-bearing trees, often including the dwelling of the farmer.

shama

English

(White-rumped shama)

Noun

(en noun)
  • , a saxicoline songbird of India, glossy black with a white rump and brown underparts.
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    shamba

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (East Africa) An area of cultivated ground; a plot of land, a small subsistence farm for growing crops and fruit-bearing trees, often including the dwelling of the farmer.
  • * 1967 , Ngugi wa Thiong'o, A Grain of Wheat , EAEP 2008, p. 4:
  • To reach his new strip of shamba which lay the other side of Thabai, Mugo had to walk through the dusty village streets.
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