Pronunciation: (lOO'bu),[key] —n., —pl.-bas,(esp. collectively)-bafor 1. 1. a member of any of various groups of agricultural and hunting people inhabiting southeastern Zaire, some of whom are famous for their wood carvings.
2. Also called Chiluba, Ciluba, Tshiluba. the Bantu language of the Luba, used as a lingua franca in southern Zaire.