Module Eleven, Activity Six Glossary

Glossary of Terms:

askaris – the indigenous peoples who worked as policemen for the settlers

Bwana – a Swahili word for Mister

Hongo – in the spiritual beliefs of the Wamatumbi people, Hongo is a spirit who has healing powers. He is also a mediator between god and human beings people.

Kilwa- a village in present-day Tanzania

shamba – a Swahili word for farm or garden

Wangindo, Warufiji, Wazaramo, Wamatumbi – groupings of people who identify as groups and who share a language and culture.