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5952: Re: 5929: Names given to foreigners... (fwd)

From: E Vedrine <evedrine@hotmail.com>

>Lebanese, Jordanians, Syrians, etc. and most people dealing with >commerce 
>are all known under the name of " jwif-arabs " without any >racist 
>undertone to the best of my knowledge... (Bébé Pierre Louis)

In some areas of Haiti, the archaic term "blan bwèt" was used. When I asked 
an elder for the meaning, he said that some of the new ones who recently 
arrived in Haiti (and did not have their own store yet) would go from door 
to door selling stuffs in a box.

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