Dyula

noun Dyu·la \dēˈülə, ˈdyü-\

Definition of Dyula

plural

Dyula

or

Dyulas

  1. 1a :  a people who live widely scattered among other peoples in the Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, and neighboring parts of West Africa, many of whom are active traders b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  a Mande language of the Dyula people that is widely used as a trade language in the Ivory Coast and Upper Volta — compare mandingo

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