lobolo

lobolo
lo·bo·lo

English syllables. 2014.

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  • lobolo — /loh beuh leuh/, n., pl. lobolos. a bride price, typically of cattle, paid to a bride s father among Bantu speaking tribes of southern Africa. Also, lobola. [1815 25; < Zulu (ili)lobolo, (i)lobolo (with implosive b), or a cognate Nguni word] * *… …   Universalium

  • lobolo — noun see lobola * * * /loh beuh leuh/, n., pl. lobolos. a bride price, typically of cattle, paid to a bride s father among Bantu speaking tribes of southern Africa. Also, lobola. [1815 25; < Zulu (ili)lobolo, (i)lobolo (with implosive b), or a …   Useful english dictionary

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