- plural -bas or -ba a member of a formerly warlike Nilotic people living chiefly in the hills of S central Sudan
- the language or group of related dialects spoken by this people, belonging to the Chari-Nile branch of the Nilo-Saharan family
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Examples from the Web for nuba
I definitely fear for my life in Sudan as well as those of my fellow people and family members in the Nuba Mountains.Sudan Group Criticizes Obama on Human Rights Day
December 10, 2013
In the four-day period of November 21 and 25, violence displaced some 25,000 civilians from the Nuba Mountains.Satellites Correctly Predict Military Campaign Against Civilians in Sudan
December 9, 2013
The human rights abuses in Sudan continue—and a harrowing new video captures the attack on a Nuba Mountain village in real time.Video Captures Village Burning, Torture In Sudan
October 16, 2012
Talodi and Tendek are government stations in the Nuba country.
Of the other officers, some were exiled to the Nuba mountains, and others to Dar Homr.Fire and Sword in the Sudan
Rudolf C. Slatin
The rain from the southern Nuba hills finds its way into the Bahr el Arab.
At Rahad a special zariba was built for the Nuba captives, who were driven like cattle into a pen to be sold.
Dobab is perhaps the best naturally-fortified hill of the entire Nuba group.