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1. geo,space grave, cemetery


  • Etnográfica:
    Formerly a person's possessions were left on the grave, e.g., plate, bow and arrow, etc. (even into the 70s in southern communities), but this custom has been abandoned largely because people were stealing these items, and people decided it was more practical to keep them to use. Some old people also used to keep lumber for their coffin and a pair of pants and a shirt (men) put up in the house for years. But, these items increasingly came to be used as needed, or taken by other family members to use, especially lumber. The old-times Rama also used to put food on the grave in the morning and at noon (not always at night if they didn't feel like it) for one year. (Supposedly some of the Miskitu still do (2009). They also used to keep nine-night, a "set-up" for nine nights after a death, but they just sat up all night; they didn't sing as the Creoles do.
  • Gramatical:
    Possible derivation from 'tkii-uruk' (under ground).
  • Léxica:
    Also tkeeruk