A kind of cured meat which originated in South Africa.
A temporary quarters for military troops.
An ornamental headband worn to identify a ruler.
Archaic spelling of "dram," the term for a coin or for a British measurement of 1/8 fluid oz.
Shortened form of "forecastle," used as a nautical term to identify the structure at the bow of a ship which houses the crew.
A type of alcoholic beverage.
Inelastic natural latex made from the sap of the Gutta-percha tree.
A now-derogatory term used by Europeans of the 19th Century to label the Khoikhoi peoples of Africa. This ethnic group was largely pastoral, but pre-literate enough to be considered "primitive" by Europeans of the late 1800s.
An Arabic term, originally meant to indicate non-Muslims and applied to non-Muslim Africans. The term came into common usage by Europeans to refer to any African native.
A cloak made from the hide of a sheep or other livestock animal, with the hair left on.
A small hill rising up from African veldt.
Afrikaans word for an enclosure for livestock.
A waterproof raincoat made out of rubberized fabric.
A male religious teacher or learned man. From Islam, but used widely to refer to any African wise man by Europeans in the 19th century.
A subspecies of plains zebra, now extinct, which was found in South Africa.
An antimalarial, pain-killing, fever-reducing drug used often by travelers in Africa and other tropical regions.
An African dwelling; the word covers both tiny hovels and large huts.
Small throwing knives used by the Kukuanas people.
The area of South Africa north of the Vaal River. Largely wild and unexplored except by hunters and some natives in Haggard's time.
The largest ethnic group in South Africa.
King Solomon’s Mines Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for King Solomon’s Mines is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Ignosi believes that Quatermain and the others value the diamonds more than his friendship. He doesn't understand why they want to go home and declares that he and his people will never again welcome a white man in Kukuanaland. Future visitors...