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Check out interesting English names for 'local' Ghanaian fruits and ‘everyday items’

Ashamoa004
By Ashamoa004 | self meida writer
Published 24 days ago - 0 views

There is a lot of misinformation in primary and elementary schools.


For example, there are some "everyday objects" that our teachers mistake for us.


Today we want to proofread the notes and give you the correct English names for some of these things.


Check it out below:

1. ALASA: Alasa is a popular fruit that many people love in Ghana, but how many of us actually know its name in English? The English name for Alasa is AFRICAN STAR FRUIT.

Alasa is an AFRICAN STARFRUIT


2. ALUGUNTUGUI: We know you've been told all your life that the English name for Aluguntugui is Sweet Apple. Well, they are lying to you because the correct fruit name is SOURSOP.

Aluguntugui is a SOURSOP


3. KONTONMIRE: There are a lot of problems when people try to translate "Kontonmire" into English. Even some of our English books fail and leave it as is (Kontonmire). Others have tried and called it "cocoyam leaf". Today your headache ends here. The apt name for this popular staple food is DAUN TARO.

Kontomire is taro leaves


4. YOOYI: We know most of you call it "blackberry", but we regret to let you know that you've been wrong. Blackberry is very different. The correct name for Yooyiin English is VELVET TAMARIND.

Yooyi is KALIDEN TAMARIND


5. BEDURU / KWAHU NSUSOA / AMA DWORODO / NSAMAN NTOROBA: This is a popular vegetable in Ghana that is used in many dishes in Ghana, but how many of us actually know its name in English? If you've ever wondered, the correct name in English is TURKEY BERRIES.

Kwahu Nsusoa is a Turkish strawberry


6. TODAY: We know many people claim that the correct English name for a pot commonly used in many homes in Ghana is "Iron Pot." Sorry, but you are wrong, the correct name is CAULDRON.

There is a kettle


7. FORM: For decades, Ghanaians have struggled to find the right name for this ubiquitous site used in many homes in Ghana.

There are cute and interesting names given to this site mainly by people who claim that this is a genuine Ghanaian product and therefore has no name in English.

Sorry you popped your balloon, but this product is ancient and is still used by many people around the world. This is called an ENEMA BULB syringe.


Bentua is an ENEMA BULB syringe


8. ASANKA: The right name for Asanka, your favorite bowl, is MURAH BUMI.

Asankas CUP BUMI


9. BENCH: The "stick" used to stir the stool so that it has a smooth texture is called WOODEN SPATULAR. There are different types of wooden spatulas that are used in different ways for different purposes.

BANKU TA is SPATULA WOOD


10. ENIASE / MPI: When you wake up from sleep, there is usually a whitish or small substance in the corner of your eye, which we usually call "Mpi" in Akan language.

If you are wondering about his real name in English, this is you; It's REVM, not pus or "eye lipstick" as others call it.

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