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Meaning : Money (Originally meant "One Shilling")
Use : Wacha niwahi 5 banga pale kwa Timo = Let me go get 5 shillings from Timothy
Period: Late 60's
Related to: Money
Synonyms: MundeGanjiMkwanjaMukuchuBangoChedaCheddarGanjiChedasBob
Meaning clarification: 1. Not to be confused with Bangu, which is the name of a place (Kariobangi)
2. Very close in sound to "Mbang'a"


Area of origin : Unknown
Etymology:
While one can say "five banga" to mean five shillings... the expected "five banga" is usually in coin form... very rarely was it used to denote money in note form.

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