Main definitions of limba in English

: limba1Limba2

limba1

noun

Origin

1930s: from limbo, the name used in Gabon.

Pronunciation

limba

/ˈlɪmbə/

Main definitions of limba in English

: limba1Limba2

Limba2

noun

  • 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.’
  • 2mass noun The Niger–Congo language of the Limba, with about 300,000 speakers.

adjective

  • Relating to the Limba or their language.

Origin

The name in Limba.

Pronunciation

Limba

/ˈlɪmbə/