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Majority Don't Know The English Names Of These Common Nigerian Fruits by PerfectJUSTICE(m): 3:35pm On Feb 03, 2020
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. 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.

2. 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”.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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Re: Majority Don't Know The English Names Of These Common Nigerian Fruits by Nobody: 3:38pm On Feb 03, 2020
African star apple.... See as name long. Agbalumo na Agbalumo o. I know person wey use an for one paper presentation and they no bother correct am.
Besides na African thing....

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Re: Majority Don't Know The English Names Of These Common Nigerian Fruits by Nobody: 3:44pm On Feb 03, 2020
Shibaraba:
African star apple.... See as name long. Agbalumo na Agbalumo o. I know person wey use an for one paper presentation and they no bother correct am.
Besides na African thing....
I tire ooooo... Good to know the English na sha...



Oyah OP what are there botanical names
Re: Majority Don't Know The English Names Of These Common Nigerian Fruits by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 4:06pm On Feb 03, 2020
The second one is called ebelebo
Re: Majority Don't Know The English Names Of These Common Nigerian Fruits by SunriseW(f): 11:36pm On Feb 03, 2020
And who says we need English names for them,does Grapes and strawberries have Igbo or yoruba names...mtchew.
Udara remains udara till tomorrow abeg.

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