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EXPLANATION OF NAMES AND TERMS.
Kivro ; a place on the Luta Nzigé Lake, famous for its salt.
me to Uganda. Kamarasi ; the King of Unyoro. Kidi; a nude race living on the Nile at 21° north latitude. Kagæra ; was applied to the river Kitangule, and may also mean any
river. Kong'o ; the natives of Madi call their coarse beer by this name. Karasha ; a small tusk of an elephant, or any tusk under 20 lb. weight. Lweetanzigeh ; the lake called Luta Nzigé in Speke's Journal. Lueroo ; the name given by some Waganda to the portion of the Vic
toria Nyanza where the Kitangule joins it. Looaleh ; the Uganda term for a supreme object or place of reverence. Manioc, or Manihot utilissima; a bush which attains a height of seven
feet ; its root, known at Zanzibar as “ Mohogo,” is the staff of life
there, being used as we do our potato. M'wengé; an intoxicating drink made from the fruit of the plantain in
Karague and Uganda. Merry; the Uganda name for boiled plantain. Murwa ; the Eleusine coracana, or ooleyzee of the Seedees, a minute
grain converted into flour and eaten like stirabout, or made into a
fermented drink. M'ganga, or Ouganga ; a general term for a charm, or for a man who
divines events. Mariboo ; the name of one of the officers of the King of Uganda. Misr ; Egypt. M’koongoo ; signifies an Uganda officer commanding fifty or more men. M’sæga ; the vulture, which usually eats the flesh of condemned cri
minals in Uganda. M'foongoo; the name for a species of vulture. Mukooa ; a tribe of negroes, famous as sportsmen, living in 12° south
a ; a black bird with yellow beak found in India, and which can be taught to speak Macquareh ; a flat, broad, sweet-tasting fish. M’kama ; the Karague and Uganda title for “king."
EXPLANATION OF NAMES AND TERMS.
M'nanagee; the brother of Rumanika.
fifty miles west of Karague, at 13° south latitude.
hunters. Madar of the Punjab; a milky bush, called Calotropis procera. N'deezee;
the name given by Seedees to ripe plantain. Nurrowareh ; the name given to the Victoria Nyanza by some Wa
ganda. Nanga ; a wooden musical instrument, having several strings. Nyanzig, or Gnans-gnans; signifies “ Thanks, thanks,” and is used as
an expression by the Waganda. Nzowe; a long-haired antelope, living amongst the papyrus rush on
the borders of the Karague and other lakes. N’kole ; a small province to the north of Karague. Nyanza, Gna(n)za, Nyassa ; are one and the same term, signifying lake. Pokino ; the governor of a large district in Uganda. Posho ; the term for food, rations, or pay. Panganee ; a river at 51° south latitude, on the east coast of Africa. Pombé ; a fermented liquor made from grains, roots, or fruits. Quikooroo ; the palace, or title of the residence of the Sultan of Usui
and Karague. Qualæ ; a species of partridge, so called from its peculiar cry. Reonga ; the name of the King of Unyoro's rebel brother. Ripon Falls; the cataract at the escape of the Nile from Victoria Nyanza. Ruanda ; the country from whence rises the largest feeder of the Victoria
Nyanza. Its border can be reached by water in three days from
Karague. Rogærah ; the rebel brother of the King of Karague. Rumanika; the King or Sultan of Karague. Sorghum, Andropogon sorghum; a common African and Indian grain
made into stirabout, or used for making fermented drinks; Kaffir com of the Cape, M'tama of East Africa, Doora of Egypt, and Jowari
of India. Sesseh, the islands of; on the west of the Victoria Nyanza. Seedee; the general term for a negro. At Zanzibar, those of every race
who have been freed from slavery are called Wungwana. Saharee ; a cloth of cotton check worn round the loins or thrown over
the shoulders. Toorkee, namely, Turks; the name given to the Egyptian ivory-hunters
by the people of Madi and Bari. Ukuni; a district of Unyamuezi, at 4° south latitude.
EXPLANATION OF NAMES AND TERMS.
Uhiao or Uhiyow; a populous district about 8° south latitude, and not
far from the east coast. Uhia or Mohia ; a province between Karague and Victoria Nyanza. Ugogo; a dry plateau land in Central Africa, at 61° south latitude. Utumbi ; an extensive province to the south-west of Unyoro. Usui; a district south of Karague, dreaded by traders and travellers on
account of its extortionate sultan. Verembe; the expression used by natives of Karague when they meet.
It corresponds with our “How do you do ?” Vitokeh ; plantain-trees are called by this name in Uganda. Watuta ; a plundering, restless race, supposed to be a branch from the
Zulu Kaffirs of the Cape. They have spread as far north at 31° south
latitude. Wezee ; a short expression for the people who live in Unyamuezi. Wazoongoo; the term applied to white men. A white man is called
M'zoongoo. Wahuma; the reigning races of Usui, Karague, Uganda, Unyoro, &c. Wazeewa ; a race from Uhia, living upon the banks of the Kitangule. Watusi ; a race of cowherds, who are scattered on either side of the
equator, and who resemble the Somali in appearance. Yanee; a monkey, said to be so vicious that he will return a spear if
thrown at him.
A WALK ACROSS AFRICA:
DOMESTIC SCENES FROM MY
EMBARK AT PLYMOUTH FOR THE CAPE-MADEIRA-RIO DE JAN
EIRO-SIMON'S BAY-SAIL FOR ZANZIBAR CAPTURE OF A SLAVE VESSEL AND 500 SLAVES-LAND AT ZANZIBAR ON THE 108TH DAY AFTER DEPARTURE FROM ENGLAND.
On the 30th of April 1860, Captain Speke and I embarked at Plymouth on board H.M.'s steam-ship Forte, 51 guns, bearing the flag of Admiral the Hon. Sir Henry Keppel, K.C.B., and commanded by Captain G. W. Turnour. Generally speaking, few persons care to hear details of a voyage to the Cape, although, in a frigate with 640 souls on board, a greater variety of incident as well as interest might be expected than in an ordinary sailing-vessel. Eight days passed smoothly; on the ninth day we gladly stepped on shore to enjoy the bright island of Madeira, with its scented shrub
beries, which, though hotter than the temperature on board ship, were exquisitely refreshing and delightful. Here, for some days, dances, picnics, rides, walks about the picturesque ravines, and cricket-matches, formed the chief occupation. A farewell waltz was danced on board ship, and the deck was like a brilliant May-day, crowded with ladies wearing gay sashes inscribed with the name of our good ship Forte. Our next fête was on the Queen's birthday, when the poop was gracefully hung round with large silken colours, and the Admiral gave a bountiful entertainment. The crossing of the Line was duly commemorated in the old nautical style, with douche baths, and effective applications of steam-hose in the hands of joyous young middies.
The lottery as to the hour of arrival at Rio de Janeiro was won by the only lady on board ; and on entering the magnificent bay—a most lovely sightwe were saluted by a perfect storm of cannon and music from the Brazilian, French, and American menof-war lying off the town. On landing, the mule carriages, the dingy sallow look of the people, the dazzling displays of jewellery, and the artificial flowers made from the feathers of gaily-plumaged birds, particularly struck us; and a drive to the botanical
gardens to see the avenue of betel-palms, and a walk to the neighbouring woods, deepened the interest of Rio. As cholera raged in the town, several parties took steamer to the head of the bay, passing richly-foliaged islands in their course. Hence, forty miles of rail, through swamp and forest, brought us to the foot of mountains, which we ascended in omnibuses drawn by four mules, passing on the way others, handsome