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This article needs attention to make it more cohesive. The sections seem to be unrelated, and there are currently no citations at all. The "Adaptations" section is particularly confusing--there appear to be either quotations or personal research within. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Duckyphysics (talk • contribs) 23:42, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
One point of interest is why do you attribute Taino with the word and then jump to Mexico? Tainos were on what is now Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. It would behove the writers to inquire with Puerto Ricans about their history and ancestors' cooking. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bosquesillo (talk • contribs) 14:44, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
The origin of the word Barbacoa comes from the Taino Indians in Cuba, here is a reference that goes into some detail
"Pero tomemos el vocablo barbacoa, cuyo origen aruaco (específicamente, taíno) es conocido gracias a las descripciones de Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo en su Historia natural y general de las Indias, quien testimonia dos de sus acepciones"
Famous venues for barbacoa, not for advertisement
- I once had this at a Golden Corral breakfast buffet. There was no label to say what it was. My sister laughed at me as I put it on my plate, and my brother-in-law walked by and said, "Cheek meat." I don't see any reference in the article that this was the part of the body it came from. (And no, he did not mean the cheek of the cow's face!) --220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:39, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Etimology from...romanian language?
In my romanian language, the expression "berbec copt" means "roasted ram". berbec(check the latin "vervex")=ram, copt=roasted, now you know why for the mexicans the "barbacoa" is in connection with sheep meat in the first place. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigshotnews (talk • contribs) 02:03, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
Why this confusion with Taino, Caribbean post Arawak (think the Greater Antilles) and Mexico, post Astec, Olmec, etc.? And Romanian? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:47, 5 June 2016 (UTC) Is this just a way to argue OR about the origin of the word and who's BBQ came first, and if we're talking about MEXICAN Barbacoa vs. derivative BBQ, why does this page even exist? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:52, 5 June 2016 (UTC)