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Definition of lobola noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lobola

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ləˈbəʊlə//
 
, BrE//lɒˈbɔːlə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//loʊˈboʊlə//
 
, NAmE//loʊˈbɔːlə//
 
[uncountable] (South African English)
 
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in traditional African culture, a sum of money or number of cattle that a man’s family pays to a woman’s family in order that he can marry her to pay lobola Word OriginZulu and Xhosa.