Thursday, March 20, 2008

Basics: Mazungu!

I think I might have used the term “mazungu” in an earlier posting, so I thought I should explain what that means since I imagine I will use the term a lot. It refers to white persons and somewhere in one of my guidebooks, I have an explanation of what exactly it means. But I can’t find it now. At any rate, I hear it every day: “Hello, mazungu! How are you?” Most often from children, who are being children, and from bodaboda drivers (motorcycle taxis), who are trying to get a fare.

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