Lobola meaning

lō'bə-lə
The bride price paid by a prospective husband among certain peoples in southern Africa.
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(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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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