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Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by sugarboii(m): 3:15pm On Mar 17, 2016

Nigerians are so creative that rather than find out the English names of certain fruits, they have either stuck with the traditional name or invented a new name for said fruit. Here are common examples:

1. Tropical Almonds
The tropical almond can be found in many parts of Southern Nigeria. But Nigerians definitely don’t bother calling it tropical almond. This delicious fruit is referred to as “fruit”.


2. Tiger Nuts
The name “Tiger nut” is yet to stick to this sweet root from Northern Nigeria. Tiger nut is called its traditional name in various parts of the country; Ofio in the Southwest, Aki Hausa in the Southeast and Aya in the North.


3. Black Velvet Tamarind
To undertake a fruitless (in both senses) market search, you only have to keep asking for “black velvet tamarind”. If you’re interested in enjoying the sweet-tart goodness of this fruit, please forget your “shakara” and call it “lickie lickie” like everyone else.


4. African Star Apple
Try searching for African star apple on Google and watch the search engine struggle to come up with results. But search for “Agbalumo” and watch Google turn to superstar with numerous results. This is because Nigerians only know this fruit as Agbalumo or Udara (in the Southern parts) not as the African Star Apple.


http://omgvoice.com/lifestyle/4-fruits-nigerians-dont-know-english-names/

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Nobody: 3:18pm On Mar 17, 2016
I know tiger nuts

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by ify2nyce(f): 3:21pm On Mar 17, 2016
Very Nice!!

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Blaqqcorleone(m): 3:35pm On Mar 17, 2016
DAT TROPICAL ALMOND IS CALLED EBELEBOH!!

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by 9niceguy(m): 3:36pm On Mar 17, 2016
tiger nut and african star apple too....no more ekuro tapa(tapa kanel ) and agbalumo

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by lukasmuyiwa(m): 3:49pm On Mar 17, 2016
agbalumo is cherry. olodo buruku

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Nobody: 3:56pm On Mar 17, 2016
Here in warri we call the Tiger nuts....Hausa Groundnut and the Black Velvet Tamarind is called ...Segun.

Educative

thumbs up OP

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by sugarboii(m): 4:00pm On Mar 17, 2016
lukasmuyiwa:
agbalumo is cherry. olodo buruku
Lol this is what cherry looks like. Guess you are the real OLODO tongue grin

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Gidoka(m): 4:53pm On Mar 17, 2016
Blaqqcorleone:
DAT TROPICAL ALMOND IS CALLED EBELEBOH!!

Confirmed Benin guy

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by jrupa(m): 4:57pm On Mar 17, 2016
Their English names dei remove d sweetness of d fruits den.

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by hemartins(m): 5:01pm On Mar 17, 2016
Wow. Enlightening.

Learnt something new today.

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by goddyjay(m): 5:02pm On Mar 17, 2016
Nice one, I learn a lot on nairaland unlike all these kids here that will just come and say rubbish and think they've made sense

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by OZAOEKPE(f): 5:02pm On Mar 17, 2016
SEE LEAKI LEAKI WAY UNA THEY CALL VALVET

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by politricks: 5:02pm On Mar 17, 2016
OZAOEKPE:
SEE LEAKI LEAKI WAY UNA THEY CALL VALVET
You forgot to add buhari in your comment.

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by CharlieMaria(m): 5:02pm On Mar 17, 2016
Picture of those who named the fruits or...

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Glossyclick(m): 5:02pm On Mar 17, 2016
Seen

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by chukslawrence(m): 5:03pm On Mar 17, 2016
Almond i knw, d rest mosheshe mo undecided

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by MamaOO: 5:03pm On Mar 17, 2016
lukasmuyiwa:
agbalumo is cherry. olodo buruku
That's not cherry oga.

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by adonbilivit: 5:03pm On Mar 17, 2016
I snack on tiger nuts daily. how I no go know the name? u dey inside me? how u take know say I no know am? Hausa name AYA, Igbo name AKI AUSA, Yoruba name OFIO

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by bisdam9086(m): 5:03pm On Mar 17, 2016
Ok. Noted. Next..

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by repogirl(f): 5:03pm On Mar 17, 2016
1. Almonds, I don't even know the traditional name.
2. Ofio
3. Aawin
4. Agbalumo, Udala.

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by CzarChris(m): 5:04pm On Mar 17, 2016
1) I know not.
2)Aki azusa I know
3)nchichi/icheku I know
4) Udara I also know

But all this una tiger nut, velvet, star apple.. ........ .. .. . Hmm na only una sabi ooo undecided

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Destined2win: 5:04pm On Mar 17, 2016
lukasmuyiwa:
agbalumo is cherry. olodo buruku
One Olodo calling another olodo olodo equals 2 olodos

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by bolt000(m): 5:05pm On Mar 17, 2016
lol..i cracked a smile
grin

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by martineinstein(m): 5:05pm On Mar 17, 2016
Blaqqcorleone:
DAT TROPICAL ALMOND IS CALLED EBELEBOH!!
uniben product

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by mrtantalizers(m): 5:05pm On Mar 17, 2016
fchh

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Nobody: 5:05pm On Mar 17, 2016
Agbalumo should be African plum

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by goodlifehyd(m): 5:05pm On Mar 17, 2016
Knew Almond from pry school days
Agbalumo was called African Cherry or so back then

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by Johnny19: 5:05pm On Mar 17, 2016
OP!!! abeg u too much BIG UPS to u

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by macaranta(m): 5:06pm On Mar 17, 2016
cool

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Re: Top 4 Popular Nigerian Fruits You Don’t Know The English Name For by personal59: 5:06pm On Mar 17, 2016
No 3 is awin to sure

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