- a member of a people living in northern Mozambique and adjacent regions of Tanzania and Malawi.
- the Bantu language spoken by the Makua.
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Examples from the Web for makua
The most southern tribe of this group is that of the Makua, who extend to 16 S. latitude.The Races of Man
Now look at this Makua river that runs west, up north of the Aruwimi.
The Makua and a few others practise tattooing, and the Ama-Xosa are fond of painting or smearing their bodies with red ochre.
So we're going right up to the Makua and down that river to the French Congo.
If I get the stuff I'll hit the headwaters o' the Makua, get some canoes, an' come down.