[ loo-buh ]
/ ˈlu bə /

noun, plural Lu·bas, (especially collectively) Lu·ba for 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.
Also called Chiluba, Ciluba, Tshiluba. the Bantu language of the Luba, used as a lingua franca in the S Democratic Republic of the Congo. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (ˈluːbə) /


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