Contrary to every other definition on urban dictionary, Ungawa is a bastardization of a Swahili word meaning, "Be quiet and listen to me!"
"Ungawa!" is often used alone, basically meaning, quiet down and listen to me!
by Samuel Zane August 25, 2021
Like the other guy said, it seems to originate in Tarzan movies but it was co-opted by Black teens in Oakland during the 70s (I'm okay about being corrected here - earlier?) as a slang power-grunt.

I'd love to see someone provide additional words to my example. It's been a LONG time...
Foot-stomping chant (by late 70s it was used by cheerleaders and double-dutch):

Ungh, ungawa
Momma's got the powa
I said it, I meant it
I'm here to represent it
My back is achin', My belt's too tight
My hips are shakin' from left to right...
by Suzy from Oakland June 3, 2008
A form of hello/goodbye used between Andrew and Jessica, Also used in conjuction with a waving hand motion in a counter clockwise manner.
1.) Jessica Ungawa!
2.) Ungawa Andrew!
by Yi October 5, 2006
1. proclaim teh awesomness of something.
2. word used to describe sexual reference
3. to turn something harmless into a gay joke.
Bob: "ZOMFG that plane just blew the fuck up!"

Jeff(stares at sky with blank face): Ungawa!


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Guy 1: "Hey dude that girl just shoved a banana down her throat"

Guy 2: UNGAWA!!!!

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Guy 1(Halo 3): Every time I turn around that guys halfway up my ass.!

Guy 2: Ungawa!!
by Rushan2112 October 20, 2008
Do you ungawa hard, softly, smoothly, quickly, or slowly?
by Jason Rott August 24, 2005
The word Tarzan used to communicate to the animals; Also used by Dave Chappelle in the racial draft episode as a parody for how white people address other races.
"Ungawa! There's a white man talking here! "
by hellyea August 30, 2005
That new T.I. track is boss!! UNGAWA!!
by ScheckDiesel September 22, 2007