Definition of Mamlambo in US English:

Mamlambo

(also Momlambo)

noun

South African
  • In Zulu mythology: a female water spirit, usually in the form of a snake or a woman, requiring sacrifice (often of human life) in return for her favour.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Zulu umamlambo from ma- formative prefix + umlambo river.

Pronunciation

Mamlambo

/mamˈlɑːmbəʊ/