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This appendix has five sections. The first section presents glossary that is compiled from a variety of sources, to include dictionary entries and feedback interviews with indigenous speakers. The second section presents Sukuma aphorisms related to music and labor which are used in everyday conversation, and they are used by baliingi to make well-known points in their songs. History in Sukuma culture is accounted for according to significant events of memory, concerning specific, commonly-recognized temporal epochs. Songs are remembered in relation to these epochs and events. The third section contains a timeline of some of the more significant historical occurrences referenced by the songs in this collection. The penultimate section includes a list of interviews, conducted in Kiswahili and Kisukuma, that are mentioned in the book. Finally, extended oral biographies of select commentators are outlined.

Keywords: Kisukuma; Kiswahili; Sukuma aphorisms; Sukuma culture

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