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nanny
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Noun
Jamaican $500 banknote bearing the image of National Heroine Nanny of the Maroons
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nanny
 
Noun
Nanny (c. 1686 - 1733), Jamaican National Hero, was a runaway slave, founder of Nanny Town, and well-known leader of the Jamaican Maroons during the eighteenth century. Born a member of the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, she was brought to Jamaica as a slave along with other family members. She and her brothers Accompong, Cudjoe, Johnny, and Quaco subsequently escaped, are known for their fierce organised resistance to the British.
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granny nanny
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