Pronunciation: (bem'bu), [key]
—pl. -bas, (esp. collectively) -ba. for 1.
1. a member of a numerous agricultural people of Zambia.
2. the Bantu language spoken by the Bemba, widely used as a lingua franca in Zambia.
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