Learn some words of the indigenous people Christopher Columbus first encountered in the New World. This printable word finder puzzle hides 11 Taino words. Can you find them all?
Explore another time and place with this history worksheet that takes kids on a word-search from an ancient civilization.
Barbacoa – Means slow-cooked over an open fire. A word that “barbecue” derives from
Bohio – The type of home the Taínos built
Boricua – Means valiant people
Caribe – Meaning strong people
Cacique – A Taino chief
Casabi – Bread made from yuca root
Dujo – A short wooden chair with short legs
Fotuto – A wind musical instrument made from a sea shell
Iguana – The word is derived from the original Taino name iwana
Jurakan – The god of wind and storm
Mabí – A fermented beverage made from the bark of the Mabí tree
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