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lobolo

or lo·bo·la

[ loh-buh-luh ]
/ ˈloʊ bə lə /
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noun, plural lo·bo·los.
a bride price, typically of cattle, paid to a bride's father among Bantu-speaking tribes of southern Africa.
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Origin of lobolo

1815–25; <Zulu (ili)lobolo, (i)lobolo (with implosive b), or a cognate Nguni word
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