View Message

<  >
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.

Because this message is archived you cannot respond to it.

Messages in this thread: