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Tuesday Word: Umoja

u·mo·ja [uˈmɔ.ɗʒɑ]:
origin: Swahili/Kiswahili; u (prefix) + moja= "one"

adjective
unity or "oneness"; harmony; alliance = working together toward a common goal.

Umoja is often associated and discussed during Kwanza celebrations (Dec. 26 - Jan. 1). The word is associated with family, movements, organizations, and structures alike -- implying the same good.

noun (examples)
1. A village in Africa, where men are banned to protect women & children from severe (domestic) abuse; founded in 1990 by 15 women sexually assaulted by British soldiers.

2. A community of educators and teachers dedicated to the growth and awareness of African-Americans across the globe.



Tags: adjective, african, noun, swahili, u, wordsmith: theidolhands
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