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lobola

lobolo

/ (lɔːˈbɔːlə, ləˈbəʊ-) /
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noun
(in southern Africa) an African custom by which a bridegroom's family makes a payment in cattle or cash to the bride's family shortly before the marriage
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Word Origin for lobola

from Nguni ukulobola to give the bride price
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