Trokosi

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ewe words tro (god) + kosi (female slave)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: trō kō sē

Noun[edit]

Trokosi (plural Trokosis)

  1. The practice of ritual servitude.
    • 1998,Ghana Criminal Code of 1960, Act 29, Amendment
      Trokosi is practiced in the southern Volta Region of Ghana.
  2. A person held in ritual servitude.
    • 2001, Mark Wisdom, The Trokosi System, FESLIM, PO Box 25, Adidome, Ghana
      The trokosi frequently complain that they were abused and dehumanized.

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