mali, noun

Forms:
imali, mahliShow more Also imali, mahli, marlie.
Origin:
Xhosa, Zulu, EnglishShow more Xhosa and Zulu imali, adaptation of English money.
Money.
1851 J.F. Churchill Diary. (Killie Campbell Africana Library MS37) 14One Caffir..came to ask for work and when asked how much marlie replied one pound a month.
1970 R. Maytham Informant, EmpangeniLots [of] mali (money).
Money.

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