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1A member of a West African people of Sierra Leone and Guinea.
- ‘Led by Bai Farama, the Temnes attacked the Susus, Limbas and Mende, as well as the Portuguese and created a strong state along the trade route from Port Loko to the Sudan and Niger.’
- ‘This small country includes the homelands of 20 African peoples, including the Mende, Lokko, Temne, Limba, Susu, Yalunka, Sherbro, Bullom, Krim, Koranko, Kono, Vai, Kissi, Gola, and Fula, the latter having the largest numbers.’
2[mass noun] The Niger–Congo language of the Limba, with about 300,000 speakers.
Relating to the Limba or their language.
The name in Limba.
- another term for afara
1930s: from limbo, the name used in Gabon.
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