Batata

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Batata is the word for sweet potato (Latin: Ipomoea batatas) in many languages (e.g. Spanish, Hebrew and others), originally from the Taíno batata (see Sweet potato → Names).

Batata is also the word for potato (Latin: Solanum tuberosum; only distantly related to sweet potato) in Portuguese. The same has been adapted in many Indian Languages like Gujarati, Marathi, Konkani, some Arabic variants and others. The English word "potato" itself is derived from the Taíno batata, borrowed via Spanish patata.[1]

Batata may also refer to:

Related to yams (Ipomoea batatas)[edit]

Related to potato (Solanum tuberosum)[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Cayo Batata, an island in Puerto Rico
  • Nílton "Batata" (real name Nílton Pinheiro da Silva), a Brazilian football player
  • Roberto "Batata" (real name Roberto Monteiro), a Brazilian football player
  • Batatá, a regional variant of the name Boi-tatá, a monster from Brazilian indigenous folklore
  1. ^ Microsoft Encarta Dictionary, 2004 edition.