Thursday, August 4, 2011

vereda (Colombia)

It's true - I'm obsessed with this term. I said I would stop blogging different options for it but I just can't resist - in Bettina Ng'weno's great book Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State (Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2007) she renders it as "smallest administrative unit" (p. 115). Not a term that trips off the tongue like 'hamlet,' but nice and clear.