Nu·​ba | \ ˈnübə \
plural Nuba or Nubas

Definition of Nuba

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

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History and Etymology for Nuba

Late Latin Nuba, singular of Latin Nubae Nubians

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“Nuba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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