One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounSouth African
Thick, naturally soured milk.
- ‘Whether you require process equipment for milk, maas, cheese or yoghurt, we have the technology and products to suite your requirements.’
- ‘Siphosethu was sent to a spaza shop about 500 metres from her home at about 3pm on Wednesday to buy maas for her father.’
- ‘Milk of Africa Amasi, or maas, is a thick, naturally soured milk, rather like yoghurt, enjoyed by many southern African people.’
Afrikaans, from Zulu amasi (plural), denoting curdled milk.
- Dutch name for Meuse
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