Lobi


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lobi

 

a people inhabiting the territory around the upper course of the Black Volta River to the southeast and east of the city of Bobo-Dioulasso in Upper Volta, and also the neighboring regions of the Ivory Coast and Ghana. The population, together with related peoples such as the Bobo, totals approximately 1.5 million (1970, estimate). The Lobi language is related to the Gur group (Central Bantoid). Many vestiges of communal and tribal systems and customs have been preserved among the Lobi. Traditional beliefs (animism, ancestor worship) are widely held; some of the Lobi profess Islam or Christianity. The chief occupations are farming and the breeding of cattle, sheep, and goats.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(1980) Sentiers de la nuit: les migrations rurales lobi de la Haute-Volta vers ht Cote d'Ivoire.
However, it was the power wielded by her paternal aunty and the matriarch of the family, Naa Lobi that Aunty Naa loved to talk about.
The expression of rivalry gets turned up a notch or two with the challenge that, Dan mi e go si oletiwan kan gi abra 'Let's see who gives up first', baka so kronkron leki di mi de, ma dan tussen fu lobi mi abi 'For though crooked I am, I have the love thing in-between'.
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In 1961 Kongo ya lobi (The Congo of yesterday) was published.
Options include pork, mutton and lamb fillet shish kebab, as well as a variety of warm appetizers such as kanatch lobi (bean pods stew).
Keane is ready to pay pounds 7m for the former African young player of the year but Marseille want pounds 10m because they will have to pass a large percentage of their profit to Lobi Stars.
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Smaller groups, such as the Lobi, were religiously heterogeneous as well.