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21:48 Aug 2, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Rabauschen
Rabauschen, Menschen, die im ehemaligen Ostpreu§en illegal nach Bernstein graben, fischen, ihn im Untergrund schleifen, zu Schmuck verarbeiten und spŠter in den Westen schmuggeln.

Bei einer Arbeitslosigkeit von bis zu 50 Prozent ist der Bernstein nach Fall des eisernes Vorhanges fŸr ganze Landstriche um Kaliningrad zur letzten Hoffnung geworden.
Dawn Montague
Local time: 16:40
English translation:poachers
Explanation:
I would suggest poachers or Bernstein poachers

Poachers refers to illegal "hunters" of just about anything - game, gold, cattle, ivory, coral sponge, etc.

Please see the google hits below as reference

Miami New Times Online -- miaminewtimes.com
... Wiping Out the Spongers A new crackdown on Biscayne Bay's sponge poachers
has netted an entire Cuban subculture By Jacob Bernstein. ...
www.miaminewtimes.com/issues/2000-04-20/ - 32k

NATIVE-L (August 1994): (GR) Gold-poachers invade Venezuelan ...
(GR) Gold-poachers invade Venezuelan rainforest. ... supervision. These groups want
to ensure that gold mining will only occur if the government can both ...
nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/nl/9408/0052.html - 9k

South Africa's most comprehensive Tourism Resource
... haunted by the shades of ivory poachers, gold prospectors, Jock of the ... and malaria,
South Africa s first gold mining industry was established by 1884 in ...
www.redsand.co.za/magazines/tourism/sa/editorial/14.htm - 19k


HTH!
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Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 16:40
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Summary of answers provided
napoachersBeth Kantus
namob, rabble, riffraff
IngePreiss
naRaubaushen
Sven Petersson
naroughnecks, hoolligansUschi (Ursula) Walke


  

Answers


1 hr
roughnecks, hoolligans


Explanation:
I'm 100 % sure that Rabauschen is an east-prussian version of Rabauken, and yet, I can't find anything to substantiante my opinion.

Hope somebody can confirm it.

HTH

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 07:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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3 hrs
Raubaushen


Explanation:
It's a hard one to translate.
It's like translating the English word "travellers" in a context where it stands for travelling Gypsies.
The only way I have found to deal with "travellers" is to treat it as a proper name. I think you should do the same with "Raubaushen".
To translate it into something like "gangsters" would distort the message to be conveyed, just as the translation of "traveller" into "Reisender" would.


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 22:40
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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7 hrs
mob, rabble, riffraff


Explanation:
although it is not the literal translation of the term rabausche, i think it fits in here better than hooligan or roughneck

inge


    pons, langenscheidt, duden-oxford,
IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 22:40
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7 hrs
poachers


Explanation:
I would suggest poachers or Bernstein poachers

Poachers refers to illegal "hunters" of just about anything - game, gold, cattle, ivory, coral sponge, etc.

Please see the google hits below as reference

Miami New Times Online -- miaminewtimes.com
... Wiping Out the Spongers A new crackdown on Biscayne Bay's sponge poachers
has netted an entire Cuban subculture By Jacob Bernstein. ...
www.miaminewtimes.com/issues/2000-04-20/ - 32k

NATIVE-L (August 1994): (GR) Gold-poachers invade Venezuelan ...
(GR) Gold-poachers invade Venezuelan rainforest. ... supervision. These groups want
to ensure that gold mining will only occur if the government can both ...
nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/nl/9408/0052.html - 9k

South Africa's most comprehensive Tourism Resource
... haunted by the shades of ivory poachers, gold prospectors, Jock of the ... and malaria,
South Africa s first gold mining industry was established by 1884 in ...
www.redsand.co.za/magazines/tourism/sa/editorial/14.htm - 19k


HTH!

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 16:40
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
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Thanks to everyone for the help!
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