One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural Limbas, Plural limbas
1A member of a 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.’
2The Niger–Congo language of the Limbas.
Relating to the Limbas or their language.
The name in Limba.
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