Sentence Examples


  • The tribe or mal (" mountain") is often composed of several clans (phis-i, phdrea)or baryaks (literally "standards") each under a chief or baryaktar (standard-bearer), who is, strictly speaking, a military leader; there are in each clan a certain number of elders or voivodes (Albanian kru-ye, pl.
  • Some tracts of territory, such as the greater part of the Kru coast, still, however, remain without foreign - Americansettlers, and in a state of quasi-independence.
  • Meantime the attempts of the Liberian government to control the Kru coast led to various troubles, such as the fining or firing upon foreign steamships for alleged contraventions of regulations.
  • The Kru-men form a distinct section of the community, living in a separate quarter and preserving their tribal customs.
  • The most commonly used measures of length are the span (mto), the cubit (kru), and the arm's-length or fathom (dompa).
 

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