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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Moringa in Telugu and other languages.

Moringa has many names in different languages across the globe. Moringa in Telugu is MUNAGA. The following are the other names of Moringa in other languages:

Moringa in Telugu

In ancient times,
Moringa was well known and used in traditional societies around the world. This was long before people had the means of instant communication we have today. 

So, people should have discovered Moringa independent in all these places and have found great value in it. This fact alone suggests that Moringa is worth investigating, and here are some of the many common names for Moringa.
The names for Moringa in English include:"Drumstick tree", from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed pods.




"Horseradish tree", from the taste of the leaves, which can serve as a rough substitute for horseradish."Ben oil tree", from the oil derived from the seeds

The Tiv (Tiv is an ethno-linguistic group or nation in West Africa. They number approximately 10,000,000 individuals in Nigeria and Cameroon. In Nigeria, most speakers are indigenous to Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba.) call it jelegede.

The Yorubas call it "ewe i gbale" (tree that grows like crazy). The Ibo call it okwe oyibo.

The Tagalog name in the Philippines - Malunggay - is also phonetically similar to "Moringa". In Ilocano, another Filipino language, it is called Marungay. It is called Kamunggay in Bisay.

The Chinese name of the Moringa, pronounced "la mu" in Mandarin and "lat mok" in Cantonese, means "spicy (hot) wood", and is reminiscent of the English name "horseradish tree".

In Myanmar (Burma) it is called "Dandalun". Fruit meat of drum sticks including young seeds,is good for soup. Young leaves can either be fried with shrimps or put as topping in fish soup. 

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Dandalun leaves soup is said to increase urination and thus good for kidney. It is widely in Myanmar traditional medicine.
In Zarma (Niger), it is called Windi Bundu which means, loosely, "fencepost wood", a reference to its use as live fencing. The leaves are the primary part eaten, and in fact are so common that the Zarma word "kopto", or "leaf", is synonymous with cooked Moringa leaves.

In Marathi, it is called Shevga.
In Malayalam, it is known as Muringa, and the fruit is called Muringakaya or Muringakka.
In Tamil, the tree is called Murungai Maram  and the fruit is called Murungai-kaai 

In Kannada (is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Kannada people in India), it is known as Nuggekayee.


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In Telugu (Telugu is a Dravidian language native to India),it is known as Munagachettu,and the fruit is called Munagakaya.

In Konkani, it is called Mushinga Saang.
In Sinhalese, it is called Murunga.

In Gujarati, it is called Saragvo.
In Hausa language, it is called Zogale.

In Oriya, it is called Sajana or Sujuna.
In Nicaragua, the plant is referred to as Marango.

In Bengali, it is called Sojne danta.
In Assamese, it is called Sojina.
In Punjabi (Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by over 100 million native speakers worldwide, making it the 10th most widely spoken language,) it is called Surajana.
In Hindi, it is called sahjan.

In Nepali, it is known as Sajiwan or Swejan.
In Guyana, it is called Sijan

In Thai, it is called "ma rum".
In Haiti, the Moringa is called the benzolive (or benzolivier).
In Indonesian, the Moringa is called kelor (kalor in Malay).
In Tulu, it is known as Noorggaee.
In Javanese(Javanese culture is centered in the Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java provinces of Indonesia.), it is called limaran.

In Mooré (Burkina Faso), it is called "Arzan Tiiga," which means "tree of paradise".

In Dioula (Côte D'Ivoire), it is called "Arjanayiiri".
In Mauritius, the leaves are called "Brède Mouroum", while the drumstick part is known as "Bâton Mouroum".

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