Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Sat Jul 22 15:03:27 CDT 2000

On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Vishal Agarwal wrote:

> I do not know if anna is used interchangeably with the word rice in S India
> but there is no such equation in North India, to my knowledge. In fact, the
> word would probably conjure images of wheat in Haryana, Punjab etc. For
> instance, I would think of wheat if the word anna is mentioned to me because
> I eat rice 1-2 times a week whereas eat wheat everyday.

I was going to say the same thing.  In Gujarati anaja (which probably
derives from anna) means "grains" and particularly wheat.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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