This is a glossary, a place on this wiki for definitions that are too short to need their own page.
- for more information, see Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania.
A male member (female counterpart Nyaluo) of the Luo tribe of Kenya and Tanzania. They form the third-largest ethnic group in Kenya after the Gikuyu and Luhya. Capheus' father is Luo, who are in conflict with his wife Shiro's tribe, leading her to move to Nairobi with her two children after a discussion in her home village on kicking Capheus out.
- for more information, see matatu.
In regions like Kenya and bordering nations, matatus are privately owned minibuses, decorated with famous portraits or phrases.
A Hindi term meaning father and denoting respect. A younger person may call an older or more senior person "ji" to show respect. Kala Dandekar addresses Manendra Rasal in this manner throughout the show.
- Main Article: Sensate
An evolutionary species that the Homo sapien evolved from. Referred to as Homo sensorium (plural sensoriums or sensoria), sensates are humans that possess the ability to visit and share the traits of other sensates within a cluster.