lobola


lobola
noun /ˈləʊbələ/
The dowry paid to a brides family to secure a wedding among certain Bantu peoples of South Africa.

My sister Baliwe, who was older than Mabel, had been engaged to be married, and lobola had already been paid.


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  • lobola — lo·bo·la (lōʹbə lə) n. A set amount paid by a prospective husband to the bride s family among certain peoples in southern Africa.   [Zulu lóbólà, dowry, give a dowry.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lobola — [lə bəʊlə] (also lobolo lə bəʊləʊ) noun (among southern African peoples) a bride price, traditionally one paid with cattle. Origin from Zulu and Xhosa …   English new terms dictionary

  • lobola — lo·bo·la …   English syllables

  • lobola — UK [ləˈbʊələ] / US [ləˈboʊlə] South African among some South African peoples, a payment given to a woman s father in return for permission to marry her …   English dictionary

  • lobola — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • POLYGAMIE — Le terme général de polygamie désigne toutes les formes possibles de mariage plural. On distingue le mariage par groupes, plus hypothétique que réel, dans lequel un groupe de frères se marie simultanément avec un groupe de sœurs; la polyandrie,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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