Riake

English translation: Made-up name meaning "quickly."

16:53 Sep 8, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: Riake
I DON'T KNOW THE LANGUAGE this word comes from and it may be old or the name of an old or fictional city. I would like to find out whatever background is available on it.
Kevin Hathaway
English translation:Made-up name meaning "quickly."
Explanation:
Check the following site:
http://google.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=Riake&hc=0&hs=0The word does not look Dutch to me.
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naMade-up name meaning "quickly."
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Made-up name meaning "quickly."


Explanation:
Check the following site:
http://google.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=Riake&hc=0&hs=0The word does not look Dutch to me.

rnoel (X)
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Explanation:
Most probably from a serial story -by Broken Rei- entitled: 'The Ladies of Riake':
...Those who wished not to be saints were named Riakians. They moved to a land of great deserts, where they built the city of Riake, meaning "Quickly"...

www.xenith.net/headquarters/riake.html

Definitely not Dutch.

Also found 'riake'-references to an African language (spoken in Kenya), but can't help you with the translation here.
Some context would indeed be helpful:-)

Evert DELOOF-SYS
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