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.