In Reply to: Re: Question posted by Doug Jones on Fri, Mar 11 2022 at 09:10 PM CST:
Most of the Maltese language originates from Ancient Arabic (Eastern Libyan Dialect) of the Berber or Amazigh Tribes. -Therefore many of their words are arabic "GHARRY"or "GHARRI" though, is neither Maltese or Arabic ! - It is "borrowed" from the Hindu गाड़ी Indian, gāṛī, wheeled cart, carriage & originates sorely from our British colonial ancestors, who rode the same vehicle in India.- The word was easily adopted by the Maltese, being much simpler than their own word. - Used in many other colonies including India, South Africa & Rhodesia - It means (as already stated) a small singular horsed covered carriage for two, with one axle.
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