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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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