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Luba

[loo-buh] /ˈlu bə/
noun, plural Lubas (especially collectively) Luba for 1.
1.
a member of any of various groups of agricultural and hunting people inhabiting the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo, some of whom are famous for their wood carvings.
2.
Also called Chiluba, Ciluba, Tshiluba. the Bantu language of the Luba, used as a lingua franca in the S Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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  • When Foma arrived at his godfather's house, he found Luba alone.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • Luba was taking out dishes from the cupboard and said nothing to Foma.

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  • "The theatre and the school are one and the same, Foma," said Luba, instructively.

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  • "You are simply an empty man," said Luba, resolutely and firmly.

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  • Luba made tea in silence while Foma looked at her and thought of Medinskaya.

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  • Luba arose and lighted the lamp which was hanging over the table.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • He liked Luba, but at the same time she seemed suspicious and dangerous for him.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • "He who knows not what he is going to do tomorrow, is unhappy," said Luba, sadly.

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  • "So, everything goes so swiftly," replied Luba, with a smile.

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British Dictionary definitions for Luba

Luba

/ˈluːbə/
noun
1.
(pl) Luba. a member of a Negroid people of Africa living chiefly in the S Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre)
2.
Also called Tshiluba. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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