oba

oba

[aw-buh]
noun
a hereditary tribal ruler among various peoples in the Benin region of western Africa.

Origin:
1900–05; < Edo ɔ́bá

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oba (ˈɔːbɑː, -bə)
 
n
(in W Africa) a Yoruba chief or ruler

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