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Origin of the name MANYARA.
Etymology of the name MANYARA.
Meaning of the baby name MANYARA.

  

MANYARA.  Unisex.  An African name, said to mean "lucky."  There is a village and/or lake named Manyara in Tanzania.  Christaller has Asante manya, as in manya-manya, "abundance," "to swarm." (A Dictionary of the Asante and Fante Language Called Tshi, Christaller, 1881).  Madan has Swahili nyara "booty, spoils, plunder." (Swahili-English Dictionary, Madan, 1903).

    "Ho, my brothers, health to ye!" cried Moto.
    "Health, health to ye!" was the response.
    "What country is this?"
    "Manyara."
    "Manyara!" cried Moto, astonished.
    "Yes, and Ma-Manyara is king."
    "Why, then, Unyanyembe is not far from here?"
    "About nine days off." (My Kalulu, Prince, King, and Slave, Stanley, 1874)

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