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n. pl. Susu or Su·sus
1. A member of a West African people inhabiting parts of Guinea and Sierra Leone.
2. The Mande language of the Susu.
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1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a variant form of sou-sou
2. (Banking & Finance) a variant form of sou-sou


npl -su or -sus
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in Guinea, the Sudan, and Sierra Leone
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family
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Susus are a more grassroots approach to raising capital, popular in the Caribbean and Asian communities.
For more information on susus, contact the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry at 718-834-4544 or
Susus, as rotating credit associations are called in parts of the Caribbean, are especially popular among immigrants for raising capital quickly.