juba

juba

[joo-buh]

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; of obscure origin

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Juba

[joo-bah]
noun
1.
a river in E Africa, flowing S from S Ethiopia through Somalia to the Indian Ocean. 1000 miles (1609 km) long. Italian Giuba.
2.
a city in S Sudan, on the White Nile.

Juba

[joo-bah]
noun
a female day name for Monday.
See under day name.

day name

noun
(formerly, especially in creole-speaking cultures) a name given at birth to a black child, in accordance with African customs, indicating the child's sex and the day of the week on which he or she was born, as the male and female names for Sunday (Quashee and Quasheba) Monday (Cudjo or Cudjoe and Juba) Tuesday (Cubbena and Beneba) Wednesday (Quaco and Cuba or Cubba) Thursday (Quao and Abba) Friday (Cuffee or Cuffy and Pheba or Phibbi) and Saturday (Quamin or Quame and Mimba)
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day name
 
n
(W African) a name indicating a person's day of birth

juba (ˈdʒuːbə)
 
n
a lively African-American dance developed in the southern US
 
[C19: of Zulu origin]

Juba (ˈdʒuːbə)
 
n
a river in NE Africa, rising in S central Ethiopia and flowing south across Somalia to the Indian Ocean: the chief river of Somalia. Length: about 1660 km (1030 miles)

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juba

town and major urban centre of southern Sudan. It is a port on the west bank of the Al-Jabal (Mountain Nile) River, about 87 miles (140 km) south of Bor. Juba is a commercial centre for tobacco, coffee, and chilies produced in the surrounding agricultural area. It is a southern terminus for river traffic in The Sudan, and it is also a highway hub, with roads radiating into Uganda, Kenya, and Congo (Kinshasa). It has a domestic airport and several branch banks. The town is the headquarters of the University of Juba, founded in 1975.

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