loma

noun (1)
lo·​ma | \ ˈlōmə \
plural -s

Definition of loma

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Southwest
: a broad-topped hill

Loma

noun (2)
\ " \
plural Loma or Lomas

Definition of Loma (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a people of the border regions of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Republic of Guinea
b : a member of such people
2 : a Mande language of the Loma people

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History and Etymology for loma

Noun (1)

Spanish, from lomo loin, back of an animal, from Latin lumbus loin

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“Loma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loma. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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