October 19, 2006
The ferenji debate continues
Vandia takes up the debate on where ferengis come from - not France apparently.
NO- Ferenj is essentially an old word. It predates the French. The French are not the first Europeans for that matter. But Ferenj etymologically is an old Arabic word meaning European. It somehow survived the ages and now has been immortalized in the streets of Addis. So please don't say it is from French.
The above is a comment under the February post Up from the comments section.
Posted by aheavens at October 19, 2006 5:07 AM