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Vocab in "A Long Way Gone"

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Transcript of Vocab in "A Long Way Gone"

Vocab in "A Long Way Gone"
Crapes
Definition:

Shoes/Sneakers
Kamor
Definition:

Teacher/ Guardian
Lorry
Definition:

motor truck used to transport goods
Cassava
Definition:

an edible, starchy root used in making bread or cakes
RUF
Definition:

An abreviation for the Revolutionary United Front
Palampo
Definition:

Single/ Alone
Sleepers
Definition:

Pajamas with feet holders
Imam
Definition:

A prayer leader
Sura
Definition:

one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; "the Quran is divided in 114 suras"
the muscular back part of the shank
Lappei
Definition:

a big cotton cloth that women wrap around their waist
Brown brown
Definition:

A mixture of cocaine and gunpowder
Gari
Definition:

A grated and dried food made from cassava.
Tafe
Definition:

Another word for marijuana.
Jerry Cans
Definition:

a large, flat-sided metal container for storing or transporting liquids, typically gasoline or water.
Kalo kalo
Definition:

A hit- and run tactic
Kule
Definition:

Open air shower
Upline
Definition:

A Krio word mostly used in Freetown to refer to the backwardness of the inner country, its inhabitants, and their mannerisms.
Poda podas
Definition:

Mini bus
Sherbo
Definition:

A tribe in Sierra Leone
Wahlee
Definition:

Wahlee (n) A place outside villages where people processed coffee or other crops
United Nations First International Children's Parliament
Definition:

(n) Children from all over getting together to talk about the wars in their nations
Temne
Definition:


(n) An African tribe living mainly in northern Sierra Leone
Soukous
Definition:

Soukous (v) a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists
Sackie thomboi
Definition:

Sackie thomboi (n) cassava leaves with chicken
Repatriate
Definition:

Repatriate (v) process of reuniting ex-child soldiers with their former communities
Raggamorphy
Definition:

Raggamorphy (adj) upbeat
Pestles
Definition:

Pestles (n) Grinder hard sticks, tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar
Mende
Definition:

Mende (n) One of the two major tribes in Sierra Leone
Ablution
Definition:

Ablution (v) a cleansing with water or other liquid, esp. as a religious ritual
Conakry
Definition:

Conakry (n) the capital of Guinea
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