Baluba


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Baluba

 

(Luba), a people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire); inhabit primarily the province of Katanga and contiguous districts of the province of Kasai. Population, 2.8 million (1967).

The language of the Baluba is Kiluba (Chiluba), one of the most widespread Central African languages. Kiluba belongs to the central group of the Bantu language family; it uses a script with a Latin base. The religion of the Baluba is Christianity, but ancient beliefs (ancestor worship, animism, and others) persist. The Baluba founded their own state of Baluba during the Middle Ages. The Baluba have engaged in agriculture since ancient times. Applied arts, particularly artistic wood carving, are highly developed. Many Baluba work at enterprises in Katanga.

References in periodicals archive ?
Contained copper in concentrate produced by the Baluba Center Mine in 2012 amounted to 17,485 tonnes, representing an increase of 9.
Therefore, it was with great fervor that she learned to speak Baluba dialect.
Comme les Baluba du Katanga s'etaient particulierement illustres dans la violence envers les Kasaiens, les sinistres kasaiens, pour leur rappeler les liens de confrerie qui les unissent, ont entonne une chanson intitulee Kasai wa Balengela wa kushinta diminu (Le Kasai, des belles creatures pour ameliorer l'espece).
The Irish patrol moved towards the town of Manono, an inhospitable Baluba stronghold hundreds of miles away, where it was believed the train crew were being held captive.
How could one make it plausible, in a few well-chosen words, that many of these "savages" hundreds of miles from the nearest urban center actually were young office workers who a month or two earlier had been employed in the administration of the principal capital, where tribal and family ties had over the years given the Balubas a near-monopoly on office jobs, and had left the city in obedience to the orders of their "King" who wanted his "nation" regrouped in a separate state?
Sergeant Hugh "Sonny" Gaynor was just 27 when he was ambushed by Baluba tribesmen in the former Belgian Congo in August 1960.
Several interviewees noted the 'ethnic' fragmentation of markets between Baluba, Banande and West Africans.
Nice was established through the combination of Finnish Moskito Group, Norwegian Monster Group and Swedish Baluba Group.
International Resource News-November 18, 2010--NCF Africa Mining starts rehabilitation programme at Baluba Copper Mine(C)1994-2010 ENPublishing - http://www.
Mr Kenny, then 22, was one of just two men who escaped the Niemba ambush in November 1960 when Baluba tribesmen killed nine comrades.