Lobola definition

lōbə-lə
(South Africa) The dowry paid to a bride's family to secure a wedding among certain Bantu peoples of South Africa.
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The bride price paid by a prospective husband among certain peoples in southern Africa.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lobola
Plural:
lobolas

Origin of lobola

  • Zulu -lóbólà dowry, give a dowry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Xhosa lobola, Zulu lobola (“pay dowry").

    From Wiktionary