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Subject: Re: Tayari
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: December 4, 2009 at 3:42:02 PM
Reply to: Tayari by tayariswife
According to the dictionary at the Kamusi Project, tayari is a Swahili word which means "ready" or "prepared":

http://kamusiproject.org/en/lookup/sw?Word=tayari

That doesn't mean that Tayari is used as a name in the countries of East Africa where Swahili is an everyday language. There are a great many Swahili words which have been turned into names by African-Americans which are not used as names in Africa. And of course Tayari could have separate derivations from other languages. I can't find any reference to a sumo wrestler called Tayari, however.

You say your husband's father "apparently got the name from a local." Has your father-in-law himself told you this or did you get this secondhand? Family stories do sometimes get garbled in transmission.

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