tcheman

English translation: shaman

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French term or phrase:tcheman
English translation:shaman
Entered by: Elizabeth Niklewska

11:29 Jul 5, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: tcheman
This is in a financial breakdown of regarding a company celebration - queried text in asterisks. I think the country is Morocco or at least north Africa:

"la fete du premier qui à été feté chez nous n'etait pas conforme à l'organisation:
voici ce qui a été programmé:

1-la décoration de l'apatame= 100000 franc
2-*tcheman* = 10000 franc
3-produit pour la fete = 172000 franc
4-t-shirt = 1020000 franc

au total =1302000 francs"

At least an explanation would be useful, as I cannot find a French definition anywhere.
Elizabeth Niklewska
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:55
witch doctor
Explanation:
Could be a rendering of the word "shaman" - brought in to do a blessing or ritual for the fete, just spelt unusually.
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Ben Gaia
New Zealand
Local time: 22:55
Grading comment
Thanks! I have used the politically correct term, as I would imagine that you actually would do so in a list of expenses!
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witch doctor


Explanation:
Could be a rendering of the word "shaman" - brought in to do a blessing or ritual for the fete, just spelt unusually.

Ben Gaia
New Zealand
Local time: 22:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
Thanks! I have used the politically correct term, as I would imagine that you actually would do so in a list of expenses!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  B D Finch: I think you're right about this being an odd spelling of "shaman", but I don't think it's right to call a shaman a "witch doctor".
31 mins
  -> I appreciate your doubts, but the term is used often in an African context, whereas "Shaman" is technically an Asian term. As it is a list of expenses I doubt if politically correct terms would be used.
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