Word of the Week: Wild Meat

The word of the week is a compilation of  Trinidadian sayings -phrases and words- used on the island.

  • Wild Meat (n):  Game; meat from animals killed by hunting, most commonly DEER, QUENK (Wild Pig), MANICOU (Opossum), TATU (Armadillo),[GOUTI], and LAP.
    • I stay home on Christmas for most of the day and I do a lot of cooking – wild meat and plenty of pork. (Express 23 Dec 1990:15)


Top to Botton: Agouti | Tatu (Armadillo) | Lappe

Growing up in Mayaro with my grandfather Papa John “mystery” meat was always a staple at Christmas along with his stories about La Jabless and Papa Bois encounters while hunting in the forests near his home!

Papa John
John Phillip (Papa John)



Recipe from Chris @ Caribbean Pot.

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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer

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