The women wear large wrap-around skirts and spend the entire day outside working. They seem nice enough, but Ruth May and Rachel constantly complain about it.
Adah is Leah's twin sister, but Adah was born with hemiplegia—one side is less-developed than the other. Leah grew strong at Adah's expense.
Gee, that doesn't sound symbolic at all.
She doesn't talk much, but she's fine with that: "Only occasionally do I find I have to break my peace: shout or be lost in the shuffle" (1.4.16). Good thing there doesn't seem to be much of a shuffle in Kilanga.