1. Thakin Master (Burmese). Eg Chapter 9: "She turned a face full of fury and despair towards Flory, screaming over and over, 'Thakin! Thakin! Thakin! Thakin! Thakin!'
2. Salaam A very low bow; literally "peace" (Arabic)
3. Maidan An open space in or near a town
4. Pariah Very low caste; outcast
5. Memsahib European woman spoken to or of by Indians
6. Kit-kit Nagging (Indian) Eg Chapter 9: "But I would sooner serve ten years under Colonel Wimpole sahib than a week under a memsahib with her kit-kit."
7. Tuktoo Lizard Chapter 4: "A tuktoo clung to the wall, flat and motionless like a heraldic dragon."
8. Paso Burmese item of clothing. Eg Chapter 25: "There were Burmese officials in blazing Mandalay pasos, and Indians in cloth-of-gold pagris, and British officers in full-dress uniform ..."
9. Durbar Ceremonial court assembly full of pomp and circumstance
10. Sowar Private soldier of the Indian cavalry (Indian)