The English Language

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Taino

8 Words Listed


Taino Language Notes

Taino is a language spoken in the Caribbean.

Most words from this language are from South American plants.


WordMeaningNotes
cassava   Tropical plant used to make flour.
cayes   Caribbean tropical islands (also spelt 'keys' in USA).
guava   Edible orange coloured tropical fruit.
hammock   Hanging bed made of canvas or netting.
hurricane centre of the wind Violent Atlantic Ocean storm. The Asian version is called a 'typhoon'.
mangrove   Tropical tree.
potato   Plant with tubers used for food. Originally from the Andes.
savannah   Grassy plain.

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