Definition of mallam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mallam

 noun
(also Mallam)noun
BrE BrE//ˈmæləm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæləm//
 
(West African English) Religious people
 
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a Muslim religious teacher; sometimes used as a title of respect for anybody who is seen as wise or highly educated, for example a university teacher See related entries: Religious people