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1. Ghanaian slag for the popular form of public transit. Tro-tros take the form of large vans converted to seat 12-14 passengers. They are operated by a driver and mate and work along pre-defined routes. The system is best described as organized chaos.
Today I had to wait in line at Circle for 2 hours to catch the Tro-tro to Legon.
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1. "Highly Indebted Poor Countries" another iniative at debt relief and "development" by the World Bank and the IMF

2. Adjective used to describe something poor, cheap or lacking wealth.
This rice is HIPC, it has no sauce or meat.

My bike is HIPC it has two flat tires!
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In Ghana, West Africa, this would be the conductor of a Tro-Tro. The mate collects bus fares, makes change, signals stops, arranges passengers and advertizes the tro-tro route, simultaneously.
Passenger: "Mate, Bus-stop, Atomic Junction"

Translation: Mate, could you please stop the van at Atomic Junction (name of a bus stop).

Mate: Pounds on door (and driver stops)

Passenger: Meedaase.

Translation: Thank-you
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ff
False Friend
You're a fuckin ff.
by & December 13, 2003

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