Definition of mailo in English:

mailo

noun

  • A system of freehold land tenure in Uganda, introduced as part of the 1900 Buganda Agreement, which granted ownership in perpetuity to landlords and protected rights to tax-paying tenants. Also: an area of land (originally measured in square miles) allotted under this system.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Laws Uganda Protectorate, 1910. From Luganda è-mmayìro estate from English (square) mile.

Pronunciation

mailo

/ˈmʌɪləʊ/