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@cain posted:

When I got some time I'll introduce you to a banna named Google, he knows lots of stuff. Or you rass run outta stuff to talk 'bout?

Too much confusing information out there. I think its used differently in Guyana as a derogatory term. In India its been used to denote a group of lower caste people (porters, etc), which is not the same as the way its used in some other places to refer to poor Indian immigrants. I have heard some people used the term "Cooliness" when they get angry.

I was just wondering what exactly people mean when they use the term in Guyana or if it has multiple meanings.

@VishMahabir posted:

Too much confusing information out there. I think its used differently in Guyana as a derogatory term. In India its been used to denote a group of lower caste people (porters, etc), which is not the same as the way its used in some other places to refer to poor Indian immigrants. I have heard some people used the term "Cooliness" when they get angry.

I was just wondering what exactly people mean when they use the term in Guyana or if it has multiple meanings.

https://cla.umn.edu/ihrc/news-...e-trade-19th-century

https://www.journals.uchicago....6112?journalCode=jmh

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/coolie

Links will give information.

Last edited by Django

A labourer as a porter, carrying or fetching items on their heads. The British confused as always, thought a farmer was a coolie labourer. Failure to recognize in the Indian society each cast has specific task associated with them. They sent ppl to Mauritius with that label and continued it to Demerara. Famers came to the West Indies. The Dhangars were not Coolies.

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