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congo rdc
Sentence :

mabanga
plural of "libángá"
libángá, pl. mabanga (class 5/6 : li- / ma- (parts of body, fauna, flora,...))
pebble, stone
electric battery
school blackboard
work


context : Congolese Songs
dedication ("dédicace" / they cite names of people during the song, bostly because they paid for it)


context : unit of measure
miserably small unit of measure

it holds about 100fc of peanuts or salt

the name probably comes from the expression kobeta libanga (break the stone)
or kozua libanga (get the stone). Small jobs, just to have at least something.
libanga ya mungua
libanga ya mungua
© pvh (Nadiyha)
tags :
item 6 examples (bandakisa motóbá) ...
libanga ya talo
kostbare steen, erts, (diamond,...)
Babwakaki mabanga.
They threw rocks.
mutu ya liboma abambi ngai libanga
The lunatic threw me a rock.
libanga moko ya monene ezalaki liboso ya motuka na ngai
There was a big stone in front of my car.
mosombi monene ya mabanga
big diamonds dealer
zebi ya mabanga
geology (science of rocks)
other words with the tag 'measuring units' : ekoló, emekeli, libángá, sakombi, kópo, vére, ebundeli, emekele
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