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Meaning : Money (Originally meant "One Shilling")
Word use : Wacha niwahi 5 banga pale kwa Timo = Let me go get 5 shillings from Timothy
Word period: Late 60's
Word related to: Money
Word synonyms: MundeGanjiMkwanjaMukuchuBangoGanjiChedasBob
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"


Word Origin : Unknown
Histo ya word.
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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