juba

noun ju·ba \ ˈjü-bə \

Definition of juba

:a dance of Southern plantation blacks accompanied by complexly rhythmic hand clapping and slapping of the knees and thighs

Origin and Etymology of juba

origin unknown


Juba

geographical name Ju·ba \ ˈjü-bə , -ˌbä \

Definition of Juba

town and capital of South Sudan population 244,000

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