Cape Verde is not a part of Senegal. It is a group of islands off the coast
of Senegal and an independent republic. I know this because I live in one of
the largest Cape Verdean enclaves in North America, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Many of my patients are Cape Verdean. They speak an interesting dialect of
Portuguese, (I do not wish to get into the discussion of whether it is a
separate language) and many light candles on Friday nights.
Most scholars agree that "vered" and "shoshana" meant lily and/or rose.
However, which meant which is still up for grabs.
Most Jewish onamasticians disagree with Kaganoff about "Falk." They think it
is a diminutive for Raphael, not a kinui for Joshua.
Dan Nussbaum New Bedford, Massachusetts