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juba

[joo-buh] /ˈdʒu bə/
noun
1.
a lively dance accompanied by rhythmic hand clapping, developed by plantation slaves of the U.S.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; of obscure origin

Juba

[joo-bah] /ˈdʒu bɑ/
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] /ˈdʒu bɑ/
noun
1.
a female day name for Monday.
See under day name.

day name

noun
1.
(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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British Dictionary definitions for juba

juba

/ˈdʒuːbə/
noun
1.
a lively African-American dance developed in the southern US
Word Origin
C19: of Zulu origin

Juba

/ˈdʒuːbə/
noun
1.
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)
2.
the capital of South Sudan, on the White Nile river. Pop: 250 000 (2006 est)

day name

noun
1.
(W African) a name indicating a person's day of birth
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Encyclopedia Article for juba

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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dance of Afro-American slaves, found as late as the 19th century from Dutch Guiana to the Caribbean and the southern United States. It was danced by a circle of men around two men who performed various steps (e.g., the juba, the long dog scratch, the pigeon wing) in response to a rhythmic call and to the clapping (patting juba) of the other dancers. As a refrain, after each new step the circle danced counterclockwise using the juba step. The juba contained features that persist in Afro-American dances, notably improvisation, shuffle steps, supple body movements, and sharp rhythms and was probably related to the African giouba.

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