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Noms

l'abolition

abolition (f.)

un (e) ancêtre

ancestor

les Antilles

the West Indies (f.)

un béké

white person born in the West Indies

une bêtise

something stupid

la bêtise

stupidity

une bourse (partielle/complète)

(partial/full) scholarship

la canne à sucre

sugar cane

une cantine

school cafeteria

une case

hut

le certificat d'études

name of a French diploma

un champ

field

une colonie

colony

un combat (de coqs)

(cock) fight

un concours

competitive exam

le créole

Creole (language)

une devinette

riddle

un diplôme

diploma

une école primaire

primary school

l'éducation

education (f.)

un (e) élève

primary or secondary school student

un enterrement

burial

l'esclavage

slavery

un (e) esclave

slave

un examen

exam

l'exploitation

exploitation (f.)

la fierté

pride

les frais de scolarité

tuition (m.)

une ile

Island

un incendie

fire

un instituteur, une institutrice

elementary school teacher

l'instruction

schooling

la justice, l'injustice

justice/injustice

le lycée

high school

une maître, une maîtresse

elementary school teacher

un mensonge

a lie

un métis, une métisse

person of mixed race

la métropole

the "mother" country, as opposed to the outlying territories

un (e) mulâtre

mulatto

l'oppression

oppression (f.)

un patron, une patronne

boss

une paye (paie)

paycheck

un paysage

landscape

une plantation

plantation

une prière

prayer

une punition

punishment

les racines

roots (f.)

une rébellion

rebellion

la résignation

resignation

la résistance

resistance

le rhum

rum

la soumission

submission, obedience

une superstition

superstition

la traite des esclaves

slave trade

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