Nuba

noun Nu·ba \ˈnübə\

Definition of Nuba

plural

Nuba

or

Nubas

  1. 1a :  any of numerous diverse peoples constituting a loose community in the Nuba hills of South Kordofan believed by some to be related to the Nubians b :  a member of any such people

  2. 2 :  any of several languages spoken by the Nuba people — compare nubian

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Origin and Etymology of nuba

Late Latin Nuba, singular of Latin Nubae Nubians


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