Posts Tagged ‘Say Word’

Say Word – Akwaaba

A common word you’ll hear as a visitor in Ghana, “akwaaba” means welcome. That’s just how you’ll feel in Ghana with the warm weather and the even warmer people. Travelers of African descent in particular will feel well received with chants of “welcome home.” With a welcome like this, we hope that more travelers of […]

Colossal Olmec Head

Say Word: Olmec

Olmec (ˈɒlmɛk) — n , pl -mecs , -mec 1. a member of an ancient Central American Indian people who inhabited the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico and flourished between about 1200 and 400 bc — adj 2. of or relating to these people or their civilization or culture These colossal Olmec heads can be found in the present-day state of Veracruz, Mexico. The sizes of these heads range from approximately 1.5 – 3.5 meters high and can weigh up to 55 tons. Looking at the facial features of these colossal […]


Say Word: Papiamento

Papiamento [pah-pyah-men-taw; Eng. pah-pyuh-men-toh] a creolized language based on spanish and spoken on Curaçao.

Say Word: Jarocho

Jarocho describes a person from the State of Veracruz, off the Gulf Coast in Mexico. The term was originally a derogatory one referring to someone of mixed race, particularly of African blood. The port of Veracruz served as an entry point for Africans during the Atlantic Slave Trade. Many Veracruzanos, or Jarochos (and other Mexicans) […]