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UNIT 21: Colonial Identities

UNIT AUDIO GLOSSARY

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dhoti Audio Pronunciation of dhoti
Indian clothing for men consisting of one piece of cloth wrapped between the legs and tucked in at the waist.

kanga Audio Pronunciation of kanga
Informal piece of cotton clothing common in East Africa.

khadi Audio Pronunciation of khadi
Home spun cotton cloth promoted by Gandhi for use in Indian clothing to reduce Indian dependence on British textiles.

merikani Audio Pronunciation of merikani
Printed cotton cloth used to make kanga garments for women in Zanzibar, probably introduced by American traders and made from handkerchiefs sewn together.

Mohandas Gandhi Audio Pronunciation of Mohandas Gandhi
Leader of Indian independence movement and advocate of nonviolent civil disobedience in the face of unjust laws, 1869 - 1948.

sari Audio Pronunciation of sari
Indian clothing for women consisting of one long piece of cloth wrapped around the body and over the shoulder.

sarong Audio Pronunciation of sarong
Clothing for men and women in Southeast Asia consisting of one piece of cloth wrapped around the waist.

swadeshi Audio Pronunciation of swadeshi
Term derived from "swadesh," used to name the boycott of foreign-made goods led by Mohandas Gandhi in British-controlled India.

swadesh Audio Pronunciation of swadesh
Literally "of our own country".

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