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boubou

or bubu

[boo-boo] /ˈbu bu/
noun
1.
a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa.
Origin of boubou
1960-1965
1960-65; < French < Malinke bubu
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British Dictionary definitions for boubou

boubou

/ˈbuːbuː/
noun
1.
a long flowing garment worn by men and women in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and some other parts of Africa
Word Origin
a native name in Mali
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