from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An intoxicating liquor made from ripe bananas and fermented millet.


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  • She prepares local brew known as "malwa" for sale, using millet that is fried on a large metallic tray, milled, mixed with water, and after a few days, it's ready.

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  • : The malwa region once known as cotton belt of the Punjab, then cancer and would soon be known as the AIDS belt if the number of cases of HIV infection being reported from this area is any indication.


  • I have got my seat confirmed in malwa exp train can I know that where will be my seat.? en EspaƱol

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  • Discussing promotion of ginning industry in malwa belt, Mr. Badal said that they were planning to give power incentives to attract the industry in the area.

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  • Okello, who made a small fortune out of selling malwa (millet brew) in Kampala before he left, has returned to a city where malwa is ridiculed and only consumed by poor people in the slums.

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  • So brisk was the malwa business that it propelled Okello to some form of royalty.

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  • I opened up a malwa outlet in Nateete, Makerere Kivulu and even on Jinja road, "he recalls.

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  • "At that time malwa was very famous in Kisenyi and I was responsible for spreading it all over Kampala.

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  • "We sold malwa all day and sometimes up to midnight.

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  • "1. An intoxicating liquor made from ripe bananas and fermented millet." -- Cent. Dict.

    June 21, 2011