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lobola, lobolo /lɔːˈbɔːlə ləˈbəʊ-/ n
  1. (in southern Africa) an African custom by which a bridegroom's family makes a payment in cattle or cash to the bride's family shortly before the marriage
Etymology: from Nguni ukulobola to give the bride price


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