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Votive objects


objects used as a mediation between the living and the dead when asking for protection, prosperity, favors, good health, etc.
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Tubers


the short, thickened part of an underground plant stem; yams and potatoes are tubers for example
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Staple food


the chief food of an area
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Sorghum


a grass grown for grain, syrup, fodder, etc.; also the syrup created from the juices of the grass
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Smelting


to melt ore for the purpose of separating the impurities from the pure metal
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Savanna


a treeless plain or a grassland characterized by scattered trees
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Rural


Of a characteristic of the country (as opposed to the city)
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Okra


a tall annual plant grown for its slender, ribbed, sticky green pods, which are cooked and used in soups or stews
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Millet


a cereal grass whose small grain is used for food
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Lineage


all the people who can trace their origin back through one common ancestor
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