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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.
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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)
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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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juba

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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