A member of a Bantu-speaking people inhabiting the north-eastern part of Zambia and the neighbouring areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire); = "Bemba".
Not in regular use after the early 20th century; later examples are restricted to historical contexts.
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the Bemba people; designating this people; = "Bemba".
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904), explorer and journalist. From Bemba babemba or ababemba the Bemba people.