One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A monetary unit of Malawi, equal to one hundredth of a kwacha.
- ‘Such fuel price hikes spell doom for a poor villager who has to add a few more tambalas when buying paraffin.’
- ‘He was about seven years old, dressed in rags and begging for tambalas in the local market.’
- ‘The Reserve Bank of Malawi on November 11 issued a new series of 20 tambala and 50 tambala coins.’
- ‘Company X and Y both pay annual dividend of 40 tambala to their shareholders and this is expected to continue in perpetuity.’
- ‘As with the 1 tambala, the 1 Kwacha had the rooster design removed, this design was replaced by that of an eagle.’
From Nyanja, literally ‘cockerel’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.