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CONTENTS.

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Ukuni to Karague, September 12 to November 25, distance 200 miles

-Commencing the journey-Attacked on the march—The Watuta

race—The country between Ukuni and Karague-Waterfall-Vol-
canic mounds—The king of birds—The Wanyambo— The Walinga,
or workers in iron-A native beauty-Language of the country,

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EXPLANATION OF NAMES AND TERMS.

Ambadj ; native name for the pith-tree, which lines the banks of the

Nile about 7° north latitude. Bajra ; the Indian name for a grain (Penicillaria spicata), grown in

Africa. Byre ; the jujube-tree, Zyzyphus jujuba, called M’konazee in Wasua

hili language, and Kalembo by Wezees. The fruit is the size of a marble, with a hard sweet-tasting rind and large stone. In Abyssinia

it is converted into a cake, and in Egypt it is sold in the markets. Begaree; a system of porterage from village to village, formerly prac

tised in India. Bomah ; a fence of branches made round an encampment. Boee ; a species of red-legged partridge found at 2° south latitude. Burzah ; a summer-house or place of reception. Budja ; the name of one of the officers of the King of Uganda. Bogo; native name for a wild buffalo. Bana ; Sir! or Master ! Bandwa or Wichwezee ; a class of gentle beggars. Buggera; the people of Madi and the ivory-hunters call their cattle by

this name. Dagara ; the late father of the King of Karague. Ensete ; a species of wild plantain discovered by Bruce the Abyssinian

traveller, called M’seegwah and M’tembeh by natives, who make

necklaces of its seeds. Florikan or floriken ; a bird of the bustard family, found in cultivated

open places. Gonjeh ; the name which the Seedees apply to the otter. Gnamæra, or Nyamæra ; a heartebeest antelope. Inteh ; the name for a cow at Karague. Jowari; a grain, vide sorghum. Kousee; the name given at Zanzibar to the south-east trade-winds.

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