Augustin "Auggie" Nsabimana: Slang and Cultural Expressions

Approx. time Expression Explanation
2:11 UNHCR United Nations High Command for Refugees
4:58 RPF Rwandan Patriotic Front, political party of the Tutsi ethnic group whose armed wing caused Auggie to flee for his life
6:28 decomposed bodies dead bodies that were rotting and coming apart
9:25 swarming moving somewhere in large numbers (like a swarm of ants)
9:33 perished died, often violently or suddenly

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