Tai

December 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Possibly Chinese, meaning “great” or “extreme”, or Romanian, meaning “yours”, or Maori, meaning “the tide”, or a shortened version of the Yoruba “Taiwo”, meaning “first of twins” or “taste of the world”, etc. There are many possibilities here.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
I don’t rightly know.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Tai, one of Dr. Archie’s Japanese servants in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).

WRITERS:
– Tai (Augustus Taiwo) Solarin (1922-1994), Nigerian activist, author, and educator.

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