or lo·bo·la

[ loh-buh-luh ]

noun,plural lo·bo·los.
  1. 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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