Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman | Study Guide

Marjorie Shostak

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apron: (n) a small piece of leather clothing to cover a person's genital area, tied at the waist

Bantu: (n) an African language family and its speakers, including the Herero and Tswana tribes

bush: (n) the uninhabited wild lands surrounding a village camp

colostrum: (n) the highly nutritious, milky substance produced by the breast for the first few days after birth

Dobe: (n) an area of land in Botswana and Namibia; referred to as Nyae Nyae in Namibia

duiker: (n) a small antelope of around 40 pounds, often hunted with arrows or traps

gemsbok: (n) a large antelope of around 475 pounds, usually hunted with arrows

Herero: (n) a group of Bantu-speaking hunter-gatherers living in Botswana

hxaro: (n) the custom of reciprocal gift giving among a small number of partners

kaross: (n) a large piece of antelope leather worn as clothing or used as a blanket, mostly by women

klaru: (n) a bulb commonly eaten by the !Kung

kua: (n) awe, fear, or respect felt during rituals

!Kung: (n) a tribal people living in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola; also the language they speak

mongongo: (n) a nut that is one of the primary foods of the !Kung

n/um: (n) a healing power or energy activated in healers during medicine rituals by drumming and singing

springhare: (n) a small rodent weighing about seven pounds that lives in burrows; frequently hunted by the !Kung

Tswana: (n) a Bantu-speaking people who are the largest tribal group in Botswana

Zhun/twasi: (n) the name the !Kung people call their own tribe

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