Sunday, May 1, 2011


After a religious function today, I talked with a lady from Santa Rita who grew up in Sumay before the war.  I asked her about "minis," a small fish that can be found only in the waters off Sumay.  She says some people like it because it has no bones, unlike mañåhak which can poke at us.  But others, she says, don't like minis because it resembles the guåliik (gecko).  Then we talk about avoiding salt in preparing minis, because salt is bad for our "high blood," also known as "blood pressure" to statesiders.

1 comment:

  1. Have you found the classified or English name for "minis" - and is it a fresh water fish?