Aymara (Aymar aru)
Aymara is an Aymaran language spoken by the Aymara people of the Andes. It is one of only a handful of Native American languages with over a million speakers. Aymara, along with Quechua and Spanish, is an official language of Peru and Bolivia. It is also spoken to a much lesser extent in Chile and in the Northwest Argentina.
Some linguists have claimed that Aymara is related to its more widely-spoken neighbour, Quechua. This claim, however, is disputed — although there are indeed similarities, the majority position among linguists today is that these similarities are better explained as areal features resulting from prolonged interaction between the two languages, and that they are not demonstrably related.
Aymar on whatamieating.com
To find foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Aymara you may search by any sensible combination of the following terms:
Aimar Aimara Aimaran Aimarana Aimaranakaja Altiplano America American Andean Andes Aru Aymar Aymara Aymaran Aymarana Aymaranakaja Bolivia Bolivian Chile Chilean Latin Latina Peru Peruvian South
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with Spanish or Latina. This is not intended to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who feels affronted. In the same way I have included 'Indian' in the search terms for foods of Sri Lanka, 'English' in searches of the food glossary for Welsh or Scottish; likewise for other Indian, African or South American food terms, where any of hundreds of languages may be in use. It is simply to aid the traveller, often ignorant of the finer detail.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of watercress, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say
'Andean Watercress' and then click on 'Translate from English'.
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Spanish', should help in a successful search.
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
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