Tshiluba

noun
Tshi·​lu·​ba | \ chi-ˈlü-bə How to pronounce Tshiluba (audio) \

Definition of Tshiluba

: a Bantu language used as a lingua franca in the southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

First Known Use of Tshiluba

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Tshiluba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tshiluba. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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