from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as boza.


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  • Words for agricultural products (alma, buza "wheat") animal husbandry (birka "sheep", kecske "goat") and things like royalty (Gyula and Kende denoting the ancient khazar double kingship terms, names like Zoltan:Sultan) all date from pre-Ottoman turkish. PARADICSOM.

  • They drink large quantities of boyaloa or o-alo, the buza of the Arabs, which, being made of the grain called holcus sorghum or “durasaifi”, in a minute state of subdivision, is very nutritious, and gives that plumpness of form which is considered beautiful.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Rice beer is popular throughout West Africa, and in Nigeria a special beer (called betso or buza) is made from rice and honey.

    1. African Rice

  • For three days they went on eating the flesh of the mare, drinking buza, and praying for the dead man.

    Twenty-Three Tales

  • Before them were standing millet cakes on a round board, melted butter in a bowl and a jug of buza, or Tartar beer.

    Twenty-Three Tales

  • The dark man jumped up and ordered Zhílin to be placed on one side, not on the carpet but on the bare ground, then he sat down on the carpet again, and offered millet cakes and buza to his guests.

    Twenty-Three Tales

  • Just wait a bit, and when their feast comes round I'll go and visit Girey Khan and drink buza there, 'said

    The Cossacks

  • First of all, the Mullah reads them something out of the Koran; then gifts are bestowed upon the young couple and all their relations; the next thing is eating and drinking of buza, then the dance on horseback; and there is always some ragamuffin, bedaubed with grease, bestriding a wretched, lame jade, and grimacing, buffooning, and making the worshipful company laugh.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • Once let them get drunk on buza, and there's certain to be bloodshed. '

    A Hero of Our Time

  • Just wait a bit, and when their feast comes round I’ll go and visit Girey Khan and drink buza there,’ said Lukashka, angrily swishing away the mosquitoes which attached themselves to him.

    The Cossacks


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