Definition of N'Dama in English:

N'Dama

(also N'dama, Ndama, n'dama)

Pronunciation /(ə)nˈdɑːmə/

noun

  • A West African breed of cattle, usually fawn or light red in colour and bearing lyre-shaped horns; an animal of this breed.

Origin

1930s. Probably from Fulfulde (Senegalese Fouta dialect) d̰aama, perhaps via West African French ndama (also in forms dama, ndaama, n'dama) which is only attested later.