glossary
agua de panela:
commonly found drink on the Pacific Coast; an infusion
made from hardened sugarcane pulp
alabao:
ritual yearning chant, interpreted mainly by women during the wake for
a deceased adult
angelito:
“little angel”; soul- spirit of a deceased child
anillo rojo:
“red ring”; a beetle pest that attacks coconut palms on the Pacific
Coast
arrullo:
a spiritual sung during patron saint festivities and during wakes for
deceased children
automanumisión: “self- liberation”; pro cess by which the enslaved bought their
freedom making use of the judiciary system
azotea:
raised platform garden typically kept near the main lodging and
planted with medicinal and alimentary herbs
baldíos: “empty lands”; terrains of national domain
batea:
wide shallow bowl carved out of wood; used in traditional placer gold
mining to wash auriferous sands and gravels; name possibly of Carib Indian
origin
bateadoras:
girls and women who use a batea in alluvial gold panning
bombo:
large double- headed membrane bass drum, made from a tree trunk;
beaten with a cloth- covered stick
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