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  • n. Alternative spelling of mzungu.


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  • But today like many caught in the prostitution traps, Revoli dreams only of finding a "muzungu," or white man with the money to help her flee her impoverished surroundings and take her far, far away.

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  • "When you visit a country of great need like Uganda, you're the novelty; you're the visiting person from afar, the rich 'muzungu' (white person) from the U.S., and that's a big deal to them," Brian Dawson said. - News

  • They are bemused by the arrival of a muzungu (white man), and reluctant to talk.

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  • It means talking of dignity and hope to people who know well how the outside world lives, for they encounter that world in the muzungu who ride by in their shiny jeeps, and who wonder at the injustice of the world.

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  • Each time I hear the word, muzungu foreigner, I can stop and say, "I am not foreigner, I am called Sky."


  • I don't want to get into details of the 'muzungu hand' the snake that haunted me, the ghost that appeared one night covered in a shimmering white, but it was a very scary period indeed, No doubt about it.


  • Actually we are used to be cheated even by other passengers (if you ask them how much they pay they would tell you a higher price because you as the muzungu should pay more for the ticket), but at this occassion it was exactly the opposite. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • So we argued with him and actually Heli was yelling quite loudly at the guy in the middle of the bus telling him that it isn't ok to charge the muzungu more than the locals. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Any muzungu (the Kinyarwanda word for white person) creates a spectacle, even in Rwanda's capital city, but this statuesque blond from Las Vegas makes an especially significant splash.


  • It was at this point that I started to feel distinctly isolated; there wasn't another muzungu in sight! Recent Updates


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