Quinoa – Kinwa
EEK! Collins online dictionary says that ‘Quinoa’ is Spanish in origin. NO WAY!! The word, pronounced, kinwa, is from the Native American language called Quechua. It’s spoken largely in the Andes and, of course, was ‘discovered’ by the Spanish in the 16th century. Quechua is still spoken in a large area and I even heard it once on the NYC subway! It’s a living language!