Mang·​be·​tu | \ mäŋˈbe(ˌ)tü \
variants: or less commonly Mangbattu \ -​ba(-​ \ or Mangbettu \ -​be(-​ \ or Mombuttoo \ mämˈbə(-​ \
plural Mangbetu or Mangbetus

Definition of Mangbetu

1a : a people dwelling about the headwaters of the Uele river in northern Zaire and sometimes regarded as a distinctive racial type
b : a member of such people
2 : a Central Sudanic language of the Mangbetu people

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“Mangbetu.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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