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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.
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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
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Four men were missing after a motorized banca capsized in the waters of Barangay Lubas in San Andres, Catanduanes Thursday night.
Mayor Romeo Salda said competing in the Pro-Environment Category are the barangays of Lubas, Balili, Pico, Alno, Shilan, Tawang.
Barbara Jean Lubas DES PLAINES - Barbara Jean Lubas, 73, of Esko, MN, originally of Crystal Lake, IL and formerly of Des Plaines, IL, passed away peacefully May 6, 2018.
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.
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.
Lubas, director of cataloging and discovery services at the University of New Mexico Libraries, gathers practical advice to help catalogers create flexible, Web 2.0-compliant, multi-metalingual cataloging departments.
Landslides hit the road network in Barangay (village) Lubas in San Andres and Barangay (village) Sicmil in Gigmoto town, all in Catanduanes.
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.