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Why the turkey is named after Turkey (and India)

Feb 23, 2022
it is not a coincidence that this bird often eaten at winter feasts shares its name with the land of the turks the

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at first glance this does not make any sense because the turkey both in its wild form and domestica is indigenous here the americas not to eurasia the world beyond the americas only got this bird relatively recently through the colombia trade but that fact actually explains why the turkey is called pavo or hindi or

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n or peru there all different people trying to identify this delicious new character that had suddenly appeared in their lives by comparing it to similar birds they already knew or naming it after the places it came from or the people they most directly got it from and by that standard I might call to this wopi bird because i got pictures of it at the wopi farm here in kathleen georgia my name is farmer brand iwobi is a lako word ta sioux and it translates into hope speaking of indigenous Americans as they called the turkey I mean if someone comes to have an authoritative opinion on the subject they are true this bird was domesticated in the central areas of Mexico mainly Oaxaca 2,000 years ago I asked my deliciously international fans ticking a duet with me and tell me what they call this bird so this guy is called a turkey in Mexico and the word comes from the nagato language where charlotte how little old monster means just by looking at it the name fits well old monster or beast or sometimes it translates as big monster big beast guajalote that's what the Aztecs called it or at least guajalote is the Spanish colonists' version of the indigenous word that was something more like this I'm not even going to try to say it but The Spanish came up with their own name for this bird and that name naturally still exists in Mexico.
why the turkey is named after turkey and india
Hello, I'm Christy, I'm from Mexico. ico and we call this peacock that's a romance word that potentially goes back to ancient greek and literally means peacock peacocks of course are different species native to South Asia but you can see why the conquerors remembered to peacocks when they first saw a turkey, especially a male one, these are male northern wild turkeys displaying their impressive fanned tails in a behavior known as strutting peafowl hens quail grouse all those fat little ball shaped birds Bowling balls that live on the ground and don't swim or fly very well are collectively known to scientists as galiforms and all have common ancestors dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, like before Pangea broke up and the Americas even became on a different continent, this is how far these animals go, so European explorers and settlers were not wrong aron when they compared the new galiforms they found here. in the Americas with those they already knew from home, a turkey is like a peacock because they are distantly related and a similar comparison probably explains how this bird came to be known in English as a turkey.
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It reminded the English of another member of the galliform order known as the guinea fowl. guinea fowls are all over eurasia but are generally considered native to africa therefore the name guinea is what europeans call west africa and farmer mark actually has a couple of guinea fowls running around the wopi farm , not because you want to eat them but because of what they eat, so guinea fowls are great for parasites, ticks, fleas and all those kinds of bugs that cause problems here on a farm, a guinea fowl can eat a pound of ticks in a single day pretty well, but plenty of other people eat guinea fowl and its tasty little eggs too as culinary historian andrew f smith writes in this excellent 2006 book of his guinea fowl became popular in western europe shortly before the Colombian exchange in the 14th and 15th centuries before wealthy Europeans had eaten a lot of peacocks, but peacocks were apparently difficult to raise and supposedly hard to digest, guinea fowl were tastier and easier to raise, the Spanish called them pavo ii and were brought to Western Europe by Arab or Turkish traders or maybe the Portuguese explorers of West Africa we don't know for sure but we do know that Turkish traders definitely sailed all the way to Western Europe to England and sold all sorts of fabulous things from far away to the point where the English, for example, meant anything exotic. or unusual like turkish or turkey turkey in this context is an adjective describing things from or related to the Turks and if you are traveling the world as a 15th century Turkish merchant then you might consider patronizing the sponsor of this video surfshark who now i'll briefly mention thanks surfshark is a suite of tools that can help you safely navigate the international waters of the internet whether you're traveling physically or virtually in essence surfshark is a vpn virtual private network you just hit connect and now all your browsing goes through an encrypted surf shark server somewhere in the world they have servers everywhere and this allows you to get around internet censorship in countries like china if a site is blocked in one country it just goes through a server surf shark in another country, this allows you to bypass geo-restrictions on content, many things on youtube or streaming services only they are available in certain countries just go through a server in that country and you can watch whatever you want to watch and surf shark has many other tools to surf anonymously and evade hackers surfshark is unlimited and for this limited time holiday offer you can save 84 percent if you follow my link in the description and use my code adam regucia when you buy you will get 84 off plus four months free my link is in the description thanks surf shark so as we were saying in tutor england they meant all kinds of s of exotic things like turkey because they got all kinds of wonderful things from far away through Turkish traders and then here in the Oxford English Dictionary we can see the terms turkey and turkey hen appearing in the written record in the 16th century and hen being English words for a male and female galana bird respectively, there is academic disagreement as to how this all got shaken off, but From what I can read, the prevailing scholarly opinion seems to be that the term turkey was originally applied to guinea fowl first and then applied to these birds of the Americas because they reminded Europeans of guineafowl or because Europeans they were mistaken for guinea fowl or because many europeans would have bought their first turkey from a turkish trader because turkish traders always brought hot novelties from far away probably a mix of all of the above on the right andrew smith for example points out that the Swiss scientist Conrad Gessner wrote in 1555 that the turkey and the guinea fowl are identical, suggesting that he had not seen a turkey at the time.
why the turkey is named after turkey and india
I must tell you that there is a totally different explanation of the origin of the English word turkey, since it is applied to a bird. An alternative theory that states that tuki. is a hebrew word in the torah used to describe the tuki peacock becoming a turkey this is an explanation offered by italian american linguist mario pay in this 1964 book of his but scholars now consider this hebrew link apocryphal it's just a coincidence in fact, just before he died in the 70's, pay gave an interview to science journalist robert kralwich where he was reversed at the end of his life pay concluded that the english called it turkey because they got it from the turks or because it reminded them of something that one would get from the turks an excerpt from the crawlwich radio piece about this they would consider an

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n thing and a turkish thing as if they were the same sort of thing or if some strange new bird shows up from some far away country , it was natural to call it turkey because turkey means far away and speaking of india guess how turks call a turkey i adam am the sheriff of turkey we call turkey hindi turkish which relates to turkey ona with sinstan which means india hindi the turks call this an indian bird a hindi so do the french by the way this became the modern french word where in poland they

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the turkey after india so did the dutch hen from calcun es what this means that after the indian city calcu the dutch eventually started calling the bird calcoon and then exported that name for the bird all over the world for example to their colony in indonesia hello i am feni and in indonesia we call turkey, so why all? of these people think this bird came from india when to a large extent it did not come from india it came from mexico well smith writes about a number of possibilities in his book it may have been because christopher columbus referred to the americ as the indies he thought that it was indian at the beginning and the name stuck with the west indies problem with that theory is that india or india chicken were already terms used in europe before the colombian exchange they were probably used to describe things like guinea fowl we do know that the portuguese established guinea fowl and turkeys in their colonies in india as a result, smith acknowledges that the italians associated guinea fowl with india or perhaps just because europeans in general considered anything exotic to be from india, but regardless the Turks got their guinea fowl first from the Italians so the Turks called the guinea fowl Hindi allina de guinea and then they called the turkey hindi because it looked so much like a guinea fowl as you can tell it's a big mess of shady turkey but those are all the elements that float. in the stew that may have been influencing each other in one direction or another to give us the poultry nomenclature that we have globally today which is not to say that th There are no more names for this damn bird, the Portuguese call it Peru, many people think which comes from the name of the South American nation, Peru, which is at least a bit closer to where the damn bird originated, but not Andrew.
why the turkey is named after turkey and india
Smith is not alone among scholars, arguing that Peru is simply a Portuguese corruption of the Spanish word pavo, which he will remember meaning peacock. my name is erin and i'm from jakarta but my family is from guangdong so turkey and old fashioned which is my mother's language means fire and kai means chicken so and in mandarin it's called puerti or it means fire and tea means chicken and lo i know in himalayan malay i am blande ayam means chicken and blanda means dutch or the netherlands and basically means touching chicken now something much less confusing than the name of the bird that is why it is so popular globally It is very clear to me that they are so fleshy, especially compared to other birds.
If you saw my recent Christmas goose recipe, you may have been surprised as I was at how small the breasts were when I cut them whole compared to a turkey. it is now true that the modern breed of broad-chested white turkey has a monstrously huge chest compared to its ancestors. The current commercial breed was created in the mid-20th century by crossing the bronze turkey with the white turkey from Holland. That's what Farmer Mark has. has a rare breed of chocolate turkey huh doesn't mean the meat is brown or anything its on the inside like a normal looking normal bird none of these heritage breeds are as freakishly meaty as the modern breed but still they are freakishly meaty compared to other birds they are big dumplings on legs and i think that explains why they have spread so far to be given a hundred different names whatever you call it i hope you are as grateful ul for it as i am this season

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