Vassa

Vassa

[vas-uh]
noun
Gustavus (Olaudah Equiano) c1745–1801?, African slave, sold in the West Indies, and, after gaining freedom, abolitionist and writer in England.
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vassa

the Buddhist monastic retreat observed primarily in Buddhist communities in Southeast Asia during the three-month monsoon period each year.

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