Cry, the Beloved Country | Study Guide

Alan Paton

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Cry, the Beloved Country | Glossary


Afrikaans (n): a simplified version of Dutch, used by Dutch settlers of South Africa

Afrikaner (n): Dutch settler of South Africa

inkosana (n): little chief or little master

inkosi (n): chief, master

inkosikazi (n): mistress

kloof (n): ravine

kraal (n): cattle enclosure

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika (phrase): God Bless Africa

siyafa (phrase): then we die

titihoya (n): bird

Tixo (n): God

umfundisi (n): parson (title of respect)

umnumzana (n): sir (title of respect)

veld (n): open-grass country

Xosa (n): native tribe of the eastern Cape

Zulu (n): great tribe of Zululand

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