marabout marabout

Definition(s):

  • (n) large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments

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Usage(s):

  • A client suffering a fertility problem is sprayed with a medicinal liquid by the son of a marabout named Ciss in Sereres.

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  1. "We're lucky, we get to keep some of what we earn on the street, not like some talibes. I want to stay here and learn until I can be a marabout myself," 10-year-old Umar said with a grin.
    on May 25, 2004 By: caliph Omar Source: AllAfrica.com

  2. The president said Mr Abubakar told the minister: "So the same marabout has told me that I will be President when this man (Obasanjo) dies and had given me a month that he will die, you better prepare."
    on May 21, 2007 By: Atiku Abubakar Source: BBC News

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