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Luso-Asian cryptozoology or early modern zoology? (romuloehalt.com)
35 points by benbreen 11 days ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite

The Portuguese have exported certain other aspects of Asian culture to various parts of the world as well.

"chá" is the word for tea in (all?) the Portuguese speaking world, an early borrowing from Cantonese. Whereas most other European languages use a variation of tea or chai, which have somewhat longer etymological routes.

Cross-pollination from their colonial days has also lead to curries being part of the regular diet of many Mozambicans.

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