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Vocab in "A Long Way Gone"
Transcript of Vocab in "A Long Way Gone"
motor truck used to transport goods
an edible, starchy root used in making bread or cakes
An abreviation for the Revolutionary United Front
Pajamas with feet holders
A prayer leader
one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; "the Quran is divided in 114 suras"
the muscular back part of the shank
a big cotton cloth that women wrap around their waist
A mixture of cocaine and gunpowder
A grated and dried food made from cassava.
Another word for marijuana.
a large, flat-sided metal container for storing or transporting liquids, typically gasoline or water.
A hit- and run tactic
Open air shower
A Krio word mostly used in Freetown to refer to the backwardness of the inner country, its inhabitants, and their mannerisms.
A tribe in Sierra Leone
Wahlee (n) A place outside villages where people processed coffee or other crops
United Nations First International Children's Parliament
(n) Children from all over getting together to talk about the wars in their nations
(n) An African tribe living mainly in northern Sierra Leone
Soukous (v) a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists
Sackie thomboi (n) cassava leaves with chicken
Repatriate (v) process of reuniting ex-child soldiers with their former communities
Raggamorphy (adj) upbeat
Pestles (n) Grinder hard sticks, tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar
Mende (n) One of the two major tribes in Sierra Leone
Ablution (v) a cleansing with water or other liquid, esp. as a religious ritual
Conakry (n) the capital of Guinea