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It seems our cows might come from Rwanda?

 
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Today I got a Google news notification for a BBC article about the country where people go to bars to drink milk -- Rwanda. Although closer reading of the article suggests that those "bars" are more like coffee shops.

Anyway the article also provided some useful phrases in Kinyarwanda (the language spoken in Rwanda):

In Rwanda, when you want to wish someone well, you say, "gira inka" (may you have a cow) or "amashyo" (have thousands of cows), and... when you want to express profound gratitude, you say, "nguhaye inka" (I give you a cow).

 
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They were a kind of longhorn cow. The ground was pretty barren and the cows all looked gaunt. Most of the people looked gaunt, for similar reasons.
 
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I've been visiting milk bars for years!
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I remember a dairy at Villach in 1972; they would sell you bottles of milk to take home, or you could sit down and drink ¼l or ½l milk fresh from a barrel in “stoneware” mugs the shape of straight beer glasses.
There was a milk bar opposite our school; it was out of bounds to us. They sold milk shakes and had pinball machines, a juke box, etc
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