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Re: Origins of Maize

Actually, maize is a derivative of a Spanish word maiz, which they got from 
Taino mahiz. The Taino were Arawakan Indians of the West Indies. Locally, we 
were taught that "maize" was a Native American word. Not so, as it turns out. 
Isn't it just a-maiz-ing what one can learn even at my ripe old age.

Johnnye St. Clair-Gerhardt
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