[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
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
[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, email@example.com
[ To get off or on the list, see http://www.mids.org/sinclair/list.html