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Vocabulaire d’Outre-Mer: Case (Kaz)

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Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Encore une entrée du « Vocabulaire d’Outre-Mer » du Monde.

Another entry from Le Monde’s “Vocabulaire d’Outre-Mer”:

Case

Or, kaz, in Creole. The traditional Creole house found in the West Indies, Guyana and Reunion. Often rudimentary structures, these homes stand out for their lack of windows. Some more elaborate kaz share similarities with grand villas in Louisiana. Many of these kaz, all rather modest, were hastily built after 1848, when freed slaves left the plantations and settled on unclaimed land to build homes that belonged to them.

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August 27th, 2015 at 5:17 pm