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Lamba (Faroe Islands)

Lamba (, ), is a small village in the bottom of the inlet Lambavík on the East coast of Eysturoy, Faroe Islands.

There are similarly named places, Lamba in Shetland and Lambay in Ireland.


Lamba may refer to:

  • Lamba (surname), Punjabi, Khatri, Jat, or Yaduvanshi Ahirs surname or lineage
  • Lamba (Faroe Islands), a small village
  • Lamba (Shetland), an uninhabited island in the Shetland Islands
  • Lamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Lamba, Togo
  • Jad people (Lamba), a community found in Himachal Pradesh
  • Lamba people, a major ethnic group of Togo
  • Lamba language, a language of Zambia
  • Lamba_(garment), traditional garment of Madagascar
  • A type of Pinisi, Indonesian boat
Lamba (surname)

Lamba is a surname found in northwest India and Pakistan, notably in Haryana, Rajasthan and the Punjab region.

Lamba (garment)

A lamba is the traditional garment worn by both men and women in Madagascar. The textile, highly emblematic of Malagasy culture, consists of a rectangular length of cloth wrapped around the body.

Traditional lambas used for burial were often made of silk and cow hides while those for daily wear were more often made of raffia pig skin, cotton or bast. They could range in color from a tyedied mess or solid white cloth, to striped red, white and black cloth found in most parts of the island, the geometric patterns in unique shades of green and brown produced by a handful of Sakalava villages, or the brilliantly multi-colored, complex weaves favored by the pre-colonial Merina aristocracy. Today, it is common to find printed cotton or rayon lambas produced in India for the Malagasy market in addition to those fabricated locally.

Besides its daily use as basic clothing, the lamba is also used for tying children to mothers' backs or as a cushion when carrying a heavy object on top of the head. The lamba is also used ritually to wrap the remains of the dead before placing them in the family tomb. Which after the ceremony are then placed on the dead for an order of respect to their souls.

Usage examples of "lamba".

In silence, she crossed the lamba under her chin and tossed the ends back.

Doug returned, she was trying and rejecting several different styles of wrapping the lamba over her shoulders.

The lamba, draped around her throat, over her shoulders and down her arms, was a good touch.

Instead, she was trapped inside a long-sleeved, long-skirted sack, wound inside yards of lamba, and assigned to a thirty-mile hike.