a hereditary tribal ruler among various peoples in the Benin region of western Africa.
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How to use oba in a sentence
The “oba-Mao” T-shirts on souvenir stands around town were sellouts and his entourage snarled traffic for miles.
Yoritomo, having been defeated in a battle against oba Kage-chika, was forced to retreat with six of his followers.Myths & Legends of Japan | F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
oba Kagetoki departed, none too pleased with the mission, for he had once been on friendly terms with Yoritomo.Myths & Legends of Japan | F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
British Dictionary definitions for oba
(in W Africa) a Yoruba chief or ruler
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