One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The poor were bearing the brunt of this policy as production of coarse and cheaper grains like ragi and corn had shrunk, making them dependent on the more expensive rice.’
- ‘Many doctors tell a diabetic not to eat rice and eat only wheat or ragi.’
- ‘The entire area has been solar-fenced, each family issued with leased land in which they cultivate ragi, beans and vegetables.’
- ‘Those ubiquitous south Indian dishes could be made more appetising and delicious if ragi and green gram were used as the main ingredients.’
- ‘Freshly cut ragi were piled up artistically in the shape of Buddhist stupas on just a few fields which told their own story - of the misfortune of many who were not able to reap even a meagre harvest.’
From Sanskrit and Hindi rāgī, from Telugu.
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