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Luba

[loo-buh] /ˈlu bə/
noun, plural Lubas (especially collectively) Luba for 1.
1.
a member of any of various groups of agricultural and hunting people inhabiting the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo, some of whom are famous for their wood carvings.
2.
Also called Chiluba, Ciluba, Tshiluba. the Bantu language of the Luba, used as a lingua franca in the S Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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  • "You are simply an empty man," said Luba, resolutely and firmly.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • When Foma arrived at his godfather's house, he found Luba alone.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • "So, everything goes so swiftly," replied Luba, with a smile.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • Luba made tea in silence while Foma looked at her and thought of Medinskaya.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • And a hearty good afternoon to all, he thought—especially to Miss Luba Ardanko.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He liked Luba, but at the same time she seemed suspicious and dangerous for him.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • There was Luba—nobody's fool, no starry-eyed dreamer of occult dreams.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He had half an hour to spare until his dinner date with Luba.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He was happy, and Luba was happy, and everything was going to be perfectly frabjous.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for Luba

Luba

/ˈluːbə/
noun
1.
(pl) Luba. a member of a Negroid people of Africa living chiefly in the S Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre)
2.
Also called Tshiluba. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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