a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa.
Origin of boubou
1960–65; < French < Malinke bubu
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a long flowing garment worn by men and women in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and some other parts of Africa
Word Origin for boubou
a native name in Mali
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