Tshi·​lu·​ba chi-ˈlü-bə How to pronounce Tshiluba (audio)
: a Bantu language used as a lingua franca in the southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tshiluba was circa 1961

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“Tshiluba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tshiluba. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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