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Chaga

 

a fungus of the family Polyporaceae that develops as a growth on the trunks of trees, mainly birch. Befungin, an extract of chaga, is used for the treatment of certain gastrointestinal diseases and is administered as a tonic. It sometimes alleviates the condition of patients with malignant tumors.

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Recent Trends in Chagga Political Development (Moshi: KNCU Printing Press).
Biodiversity and conservation of the agroforestry system of the Chagga Homegardens.
The secret of the men: A fiction of Chagga initiation and its relation to the logic of Chagga symbolism.
A psychiatrist who was training would-be HIVab test counselors in 1991 recounted bitterly and succinctly many other ethnographic and historical data that Setel presents in fine detail of the sexual, demographic, and economic changes that have been experienced by the Chagga people dwelling on the slopes of Tanzania's Mt.
Like the Chinese jesters, those of the Chagga tribe of Africa would use impromptu skits with mocking songs to correct behaviour.
For example, when Alexander D'Souza, a prominent Goan man in his sixties, married a young African woman from the Chagga tribe, his wife was accepted in the community with open arms.
Both she and Bwana Mafue suggested that schooling contributed to girls' moral decline, and their comments clued me into some of the ways educated young women, more so than young men, were construed through some lines of social discourse as a threat to the normative order and Chagga tradition.
The Chagga community is one of the most prosperous farming communities, with the highest literacy rate in Tanzania.
Paul Puritt, `The Meru of northeastern Tanzania', in Sally Falk Moore and Paul Puritt, The Chagga and Meru of Tanzania (International African Institute, Ethnographic Survey of Africa, 18, London, 1977), pp.
Chapter two is largely German, concentrating on two leading advocates of a Volkskirche, Gutmann among the Chagga and Keysser in Papua New Guinea.
For a long time the Chagga people who lived at the underpinnings of Kilimanjaro refused to pass beyond this grotto, believing it was the entrance to the "House of the Dead.
50 [pounds sterling] ($70); Tanzanian Kibo Chagga at 47.