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  1. a member of a people living in northern Mozambique and adjacent regions of Tanzania and Malawi.
  2. the Bantu language spoken by the Makua.
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Historical Examples

  • The most southern tribe of this group is that of the Makua, who extend to 16 S. latitude.

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker

  • Now look at this Makua river that runs west, up north of the Aruwimi.

  • The Makua and a few others practise tattooing, and the Ama-Xosa are fond of painting or smearing their bodies with red ochre.

  • So we're going right up to the Makua and down that river to the French Congo.

  • If I get the stuff I'll hit the headwaters o' the Makua, get some canoes, an' come down.