lobolo

or lo·bo·la

[ loh-buh-luh ]
/ ˈloʊ bə lə /

noun, plural lo·bo·los.

a bride price, typically of cattle, paid to a bride's father among Bantu-speaking tribes of southern Africa.

Origin of lobolo

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