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Amah

An ancient Hebrew unit of length approximately equivalent to 50 centimeters.
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(47) Keat Gin Ooi, "The Black and White Amahs of Malaya", Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol.
(41) A menudo, una familia britanica tambien empleaba a un hainanes como el "muchacho numero uno", o cocinero o mayordomo, mientras su esposa trabajaba como amah en el hogar.
(49) Habitualmente, la mayoria de los hogares coloniales en Malaya, Singapur y Borneo contaban con los servicios domesticos de un cocinero, un ayudante de cocina, un jardinero, un chofer, un dhobi (la persona que se ocupaba de la ropa) y una ayah o amah (cuidadora infantil); sin embargo, Banerjee, en su estudio sobre el servicio domestico en la Bengala colonial, cita que en una casa en la que vivian cuatro oficiales britanicos tenian 110 sirvientes.
When Teresa first arrived in Hong Kong 10 years ago, there were only 24,800 Filipina amahs at work; now there are more than four times that many, and locals complain that the women occupy the city center on Sundays, their one day off.
A generation ago, middle and upper-class Filipinos were likely to have poor Chinese as amahs. Today the situation has flip-flopped.
Eric Pretty was a little bit fussy, but I stayed there and really felt like a big shot with all the Portuguese amahs. We had about six [servants], two drivers, and here was an ex- British Resident staying with me under the same roof.
"An Oz, Irah, Surabaja-- Den rubs amahs!" Sidni faxed.