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n. pl. Luba or Lu·bas
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting southeast Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2. The Bantu language of this people. Also called Tshiluba.


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


(ˈlu bə)

n., pl. -bas, (esp. collectively) -ba.
1. a member of an African people of the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo who formed the nucleus of a succession of states in the region from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
2. Also called Chiluba, Ciluba, Tshiluba. the Bantu language of the Luba.
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Noun1.Luba - a member of a Bantu people in southeastern CongoLuba - a member of a Bantu people in southeastern Congo
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Bantu - a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
2.Luba - a Bantu language spoken in southeastern CongoLuba - a Bantu language spoken in southeastern Congo
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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Landslides hit the road network in Barangay (village) Lubas in San Andres and Barangay (village) Sicmil in Gigmoto town, all in Catanduanes.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley (Zuidema) Kmiotek; a son, Paul Kmiotek of South Carolina and a daughter, Gail Roy of Northbridge; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jennie Lubas of Northbridge.
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Paul Lubas, managing director of Cardiff-based Lubas Medical, said: "More injuries are happening, even in training now.
Mr Lubas said his team was finding it had to deal with more concussions, spinal and shoulder injuries, not just at international level but in semi-professional and amateur rugby as well, where the careers of promising young players could be blighted without quick-response paramedical treatment.
For the most part, the other contributors to the book are academic librarians, but Lubas has also added a special librarian and a staff member from OCLC into the mix.
Lubas, director of cataloging and discovery services at the University of New Mexico Libraries, gathers practical advice to help catalogers create flexible, Web 2.
Borrowing from the last recorded words of Todd Beamer before he and other passengers attempted to reclaim United Airlines Flight 93 from hijackers, Randy Lubas, the club's owner, staged a night of comedy called ``Let's Roll with Laughter'' on Sept.
Rommel Acda and Belton Lubas have dedicated their lives to bringing health and fitness directly to people in need with groundbreaking programs that address both weight loss and medical needs.
FORMER billiards pro Mike Takayama and renowned international campaigner Gerardo "Jay" Lubas lead a versatile selection that will represent the Philippines in the inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Nations Challenge tournament presented by Solar Sports tomorrow at Solaire Resort and Casino.
Paul Lubas spoke out following the collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba who suffered a cardiac arrest during Bolton Wanderers' FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday.
Lubas, and his former wife, Margie, of Northbridge; three daughters, Patricia Patnode and her husband, Tom, of Northbridge, Jane Williamson, and her husband, Andy, of Whitinsville, and Joan Blodgett and her husband, David, of Northbridge; a brother, Joseph Kmiotek, and two sisters, Jennie Lubas and Stella Hospod, all of Northbridge; nine grandchildren, Jason Patnode, Jill Krause, Sarah Curry, Shelly and Kelly Lubas, Katie and Lorraine Williamson, David Blodgett and Melissa Walker; and four great grandchildren, Ben and Tommy Krause, William Williamson, and Allie Patnode.