boubou

boubou

[boo-boo]
noun
a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa.
Also, bubu.


Origin:
1960–65; < French < Malinke bubu

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boubou or bubu (ˈbuːbuː)
 
n
a long flowing garment worn by men and women in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and some other parts of Africa
 
[a native name in Mali]
 
bubu or bubu
 
n
 
[a native name in Mali]

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