Gustavus Olaudah Equiano, c1745–1801?, enslaved African, sold in the West Indies, and, after gaining freedom, abolitionist and writer in England.
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How to use Vassa in a sentence
While I was on board this ship, my captain and master named me Gustavus Vassa.
I know the within named Gustavus Vassa, and believe him a moral good man.
During the remaining three months, known as Vassa or rainy season, residence in a monastery was obligatory.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) | Charles Eliot
We now pass on to a description of the observances usual during the period of Vassa (see pp. 82-84).Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity | Sir Monier Monier-Williams
So, again, on another occasion he allowed a man to keep Vassa in a caravan, and on a third occasion in a covered boat or ship.Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity | Sir Monier Monier-Williams