September 07, 2007
First, my sincere apologies for not being regular on Semantica for more than a month. Starting with a word which everybody knows and nothing interesting in its origin too. Sorry about that.
Meaning - a large assembly of boy scouts or a large festive gathering.
Origin - The pic shown on right hand side is none other than Robert Baden Powell. He was the founder of boy scouts during 1880-90s. The word Jambo means "Hello" in swahili and Swahili is the language spoken in Kenya and other countries of Africa. Baden Powell was living in Kenya and where he started scouting and teaching to soldiers. So teach them , he used to gather all of them and used to start with word "Jamboree".
Just for more information Anil Kumble is known as JUMBO in Indian Cricket Team.
Sources - Image - google image and www.phrases.org.uk