Trokosi

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: trokosi

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: trō kō sē

Noun[edit]

Trokosi (plural Trokosis or Trokosi)

  1. The practice of ritual servitude in parts of Africa.
    • 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 under this system.
    • 2001, Mark Wisdom, The Trokosi System, FESLIM, PO Box 25, Adidome, Ghana
      The trokosi frequently complain that they were abused and dehumanized.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

See also[edit]