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Bemba

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noun, Bem·ba \ˈbem-bə\

Definition of Bemba

plural Bemba or Bembas

  1. 1 :  a member of a primarily agricultural Bantu-speaking people of northeastern Zambia

  2. 2 :  a Bantu language of the Bemba people



Origin of bemba

Bemba, stem of ulúbembá, a self-designation


First Known Use: 1940


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