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44 terms

A Long Way Gone Flashcards

These are about 44 vocabulary words throughout the book that I had to define for a project. I'm sorry if these aren't the words you need, but I hope they help someone. If you have suggestions for the words let me know and I'll see if I can change them!
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Ablution
(v) a cleansing with water or other liquid, esp. as a religious ritual (p. 181)
Brown Brown
(n) cocaine mixed with gun powder (p. 121)
Carseloi
(n) Spider (p. 71)
Cassava
(n) a nutritious starch from the roots the source of tapioca (p. 17)
CAW
(n) Children Associated with the War (p. 188)
Conakry
(n) the capital of Guinea (p. 209)
Crapes
(n) sneakers (p. 7)
G3
(n) a weapon (p. 207)
Gari
(n) a grated and dried food made from cassava (p. 91)
Groundnut
(n) nuts from the ground (p. 188)
Imam
(n) holy man, official priest of the mosque (p. 44)
Jerry Cans
(n) a flat-sided can for storing or transporting liquids, especially gasoline, having a capacity of 5 gallons (p. 59)
Kalo Kalo
(n) hit and run tactics (p. 150)
Kamor
(n) Ishmael's grandfather was known by this (p. 8)
Kule
(n) open air shower (p. 177)
Lappei
(n) A big cotton cloth that women tie around their waist (p. 76)
Leweh
(n) rice paste (p. 76)
Lorry
(n) bus or truck (p. 10)
Mende
(n) One of the two major tribes in Sierra Leone (p. 55)
Nessie
(n) Water used to wipe of the ink from the waleh (p. 51)
Ngor
(pronoun) a respective term placed before the first name of adults (p. 91)
NGOs
(n) Non-Government Organizations (p. 196)
Palampo
(adj) single (p. 23)
Pestles
(n) Grinder hard sticks, tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar (p. 76)
Poda Podas
(n) mini bus (p. 185)
Raggamorphy
(adj) upbeat (p. 183)
Repatriate
(v) process of reuniting ex-child soldiers with their former communities (p. 171)
RPG's
(n) Rocket-Propelled Grenades (p. 24)
RUF
(n) Revolutionary United Front (p. 21)
Sackie thomboi
(n) cassava leaves with chicken (p. 181)
Sherbro
(n) A tribe in Sierra Leone (p. 63)
Sleepers
(n) flip-flops (p. 27)
SLPP
(n) Sierra Leone's People Party (p. 188)
"Sobels"
(n) AFRC/RUF (p. 203)
Soukous
(v) a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists (p. 59)
Spirogyra
(n) a widely distributed filamentous freshwater green alga (p. 73)
Sura
(n) long prayer, any of the 14 chapters of the Koran (p. 44)
Tafe
(n) marijuana (p. 137)
Temne
(n) An African tribe living mainly in northern Sierra Leone (p. 55)
UN ECOSOC
(n) United Nations Economic and Social Council (p. 199)
United Nations First International Children's Parliament
(n) Children from all over getting together to talk about the wars in their nations (p. 195)
Upline
(adj) In Freetown, backwardness of the inner city, it's inhabitants, and their mannerisms (p. 184)
Wahlee
(n) A place outside villages where people processed coffee or other crops (p. 98)
Waleh
(n) Slate (p. 51)