Luba

[loo-buh]
noun, plural Lu·bas, (especially collectively) Lu·ba for 1.
  1. a member of any of various groups of agricultural and hunting people inhabiting the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo, some of whom are famous for their wood carvings.
  2. Also called Chiluba, Ciluba, Tshiluba. the Bantu language of the Luba, used as a lingua franca in the S Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Examples from the Web for luba

Contemporary Examples of luba

  • The film focuses on two Ukranian teens, Raya and Luba, who are lured into slavory by promises of a hotel job.

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    The Real-Life ‘Whistleblower’

    Jessica Bennett

    August 5, 2011

Historical Examples of luba

  • When Foma arrived at his godfather's house, he found Luba alone.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky

  • Luba was taking out dishes from the cupboard and said nothing to Foma.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky

  • "The theatre and the school are one and the same, Foma," said Luba, instructively.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky

  • "You are simply an empty man," said Luba, resolutely and firmly.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky

  • Luba made tea in silence while Foma looked at her and thought of Medinskaya.

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky


British Dictionary definitions for luba

Luba

noun
  1. plural Luba a member of a Negroid people of Africa living chiefly in the S Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre)
  2. Also called: Tshiluba the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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