mzungu

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mzungu

(əmˈzʊŋɡuː)
n
(Peoples) E African a White person
[C20: from Swahili]
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As Katja Uusihakala (1999:37-8) has argued of settler self-image: 'It was knowledge of the land and an ability to improve and to utilize it that made the Mzungus [white settlers] distinguish themselves from both the Africans and [expatriate] Europeans.
As a young American woman who has spent many months in China explained to me: "When mzungus [white people] see a barefoot African child on a dirt road in his village, they call the number on the bottom of the screen and give a dollar--a sort of instant absolution at a very bargain price.
Kaya Mawa took five years of back-breaking work to build, at first we all thought 'what are these crazy Mzungus (local name for white people) doing now,' cutting and building into these hard rocks, but now we love the place.