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Names of Moringa

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AFRICA

 

COUNTRY   LANGUAGE   WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Benin   Adia   Kpashima
    Bariba   Yuru ara, Yorwata, Yoroguma
    Dendi   Windibundu
    Fon   Patima ,Kpatima, Yovokpatin, Kpano, Yovotin
    Gun   Ékwè kpatin, Kpajima
    Mina   Y\yovo vigbe, Yovo Kpati
    Natemba   Tekpinda
    Peul   Guildandeni, Latj iri, Legi-lakili
    Saxwe   Kotba
    Waama   Yori ku-oununfa
    Yoruba   Ewé ilé
    Yoruba-Nago   Agun, Ayere, Ewé igablé, Ewé ilé, Ewé oyibo (White man's tree), Manyieninu, Oyibo
Burkina Faso   Bwaba   La-Banyu
    Dioula   Ardjeneyiri, Ardjian jirri
    Gourmanche/
Gourmantchema
  Alj an-tiiga, Ki gambaga (region of Tapua), Diegu kanlobuga (region of Gnagna), Makkakomboanga
    Fulfuldé   Aljannahi, Guilgandani, Gigandjah
    Morée/Mossi   Argentiga, Alsam tiga ("the tree of paradise"), Arzan tiiga ("the tree of paradise"), Alsan-tüga, argentiga, arzantiga
Cameroon   Daggai   Paizlava
    Foulfouldé   Guiligandja, Giligandjahi
    Hausa   Zogalagandi
    Mafa   Gagawandalahai
    Mandara   Djhiré
    Moundang   Naa-toukoré
    Podoko   Chabané
    Toupouri   Naa-nko
Chad   Sara   Kag n'dongue
    Shuwa Arabic   Alim, Halim
Comoros
Archipelago
      Anambo, Mvungué
Eritrea   Tigrina, Arabic   Moringa
Ethiopia   Konsoigna   Shalchada, Shelagda
    Giddigna   Aleko, Haleko
    Amharigna   Sheiferaw, Shiferaw
Ghana   Ewe   Yevu-ti, Babati, Babatsi, Kpokpoti, Atiuwuse, Nukunaya, Kpotowuzie, Yevutsi
    Hausa   Zingeridende
    Dagari   Obnukuo, Ornyyukuo, Zangala
    Damgbe   Kpokpotsor
    Krusaal   Nasadua
    Bimoba   Gambadua
Kenya   Swahili   Mkimbo, Mlonge, Mlongo, Mronge, Mrongo, Mzungu, Mzunze, Mjungu moto, Mboga chungu, Shingo
    Sokoki   Mborongi
Madagascar   Malagasy   Anamambo, Anamorongo, Feliimorongo, Felikambo, Felikamoranga, Landihazo, Moringa, Moringy, Hazomaromiserana, Felamirongo
Malawi   Chichewa   Cham'mwanba, Kangaluni, Chamwamba
    Lomwe   Sangoa, Shangoa
    Senna   Nsangoa
    Yao   Kalokola
    Other:   Chakate, Maula tengo, Mbula, Mpempu, Mpenba, Mpundi, Muula
Mali   Bambara   Névrédé, Gnougou Jirini, Manjirini, Massa Jirini, Kandjirini
    Segou   Verdaye
Mauritius   Creole   Drède mouroungue
    Indian Creole   Mouroungue
Mozambique       Mvungué
Niger   Hausa   Zôgala gandi
    Zarma   Windi-bundu
    Shuwa Arabic   Alim, Halim
Nigeria   Fulani   Gawara, Gaware, Habiwal hausa, Konamarade, Rini maka
    Hausa   Bagaruwar maka, Bagaruwar masar, Barambo, Koraukin zaila, Rimin nacara,Rimin turawa, Samarin danga, Shipka hali, Shuka halinka, Zogall, Zogalla-gandi
    Ibo   Odudu oyibo, Okwe oyibo, Okwe olu, Uhe, Oku-ghara-ite, Okochi egbu
    Nupe   Chigban Wawa
    Yoruba   Adagba malero, Ewele, Ewé ilé, Ewe igbálé, Idagbo monoyé ("the tree which grows crazily")
Senegal   Diola   Binêbeddai, Binêbeddaï
    Mandingue   Nébèdayo, Nédèdayo, Némédayo, Névrédayo
    Pulaar   Nébédaï, Nebôday, Neböday, Sap-Sap
    Serere   Nébéday, Sap-Sap
    Wolof   Nébédai, Nébèdaï, Nébéday, Neverday, Névoidai, Névoïdaï, Nobodai, Nöbödaï, Sap-Sap
Seychelles   Creole   Drède mouroungue
Sierra Leone       Boganja
Somalia       Dangap
    Indian   Mrongo
Sudan   Arabic   Alim, Halim, Shagara al ruwag ("The tree for purifying"), Ruwag
    Dinka   Anid
    Kordofan Arabic   Shagara zaki al moya
Tanzania   Swahili   Mlonge, Mronge, Mrongo, Mlongo, Mzunze, Mzungu, Mjungu moto, Mboga chungu, Shingo
Togo   Dagomba   Baganlua, Bagaelean
    Ewe   Kpotima, Yevu-ti, Kpoti, Yovoviti
    Hausa   Mágurua maser
    Mina   Yovoviti
    Moba   Gambaduk
    Mouroungue   Jevoti, Jovoviti
    Other   Amedoti, Ekpoti, Molo-Kpoti
Zambia   Tonga   Zagalanda, Zakalanda
Zimbabwe   Tonga   Mupulanga, Zakalanda

 


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ASIA

 

COUNTRY LANGUAGE     WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Burma-Myanmar Burmese     Dandalonbin, Dandalun-bin, Dandalun, Daintha
Cambodia       Ben ailé, Daem mrum
India Bengalese     Sajna. Sojna, Sujana, Munga ara
  Gujarati     Suragavo, Midho-saragavo, Saragavo, Saragvo
  Hindi     Munaga, Munga ara, Sahijna, Sarinjna, Segra, Shajmah, Shajna
  Hindi/Orissa     Sanjna, Saijna, Shajna, Soandal
  Kannada     Nuggekai, Nuggekodu, Nugga egipa, Nugge, Noogay, Nuggi Mara
  Kol     Mulgia, Munga ara, Mungna
  Kumao-
Himalyan
region
    Sunara
  Konkani/Goa     Moosing, Mosing
  Malayalam     Sigru, Moringa, Muringa, Murinna, Morunna
  Marathi     Sujna, Shevga, Shivga
  Modesia/
W. Bengal
    Mangnai
  Monghye/
Punjab
    Sejana
  Oriya     Munigha, Sajina
  Punjabese     Sanjina, Soanjana
  Rajasthan     Lal Sahinjano
  Sanskrit     Sigru Shobhanjan, Sobhan jana, Shobanjana, Danshamula
  Sindhi     Swanjera
  Tamil     Murungai, Murunkak-kai, Morunga
  Telegu     Tella-Munaga, Mulaga, Sajana
  Teling     Morunga, Morungai
  Urdu     Sahajna
  Central
Provinces
    Mulaka, Saihan
  Western
Region
    Sundan
  Other     Sweta Maricha
Indonesia Alor     Maroenga, Motong
  Bali     Kelor, Tjelor
  Flores     Moltong
  Java     Kelor
  Madura     Marongghi
  Moluccan Islands     Oho Gaairi
  Roti     Kafok, Kai fok
  Sumatra     Kalor, Kerore
  Sumba     Kawona, Wona
  Ternate     Kelo, Oege Kelo
  Tidore     Kelo
  Timor     Baoe fo, Maroenga
  Other     Remoenggai, Sajor Kelor
Laos Lao     B'Loum
Malaysia       Kachang Kelur, Lemunggai, Meringgai, Semunggai, Smunggai, Semunggai, Remunggai
Nepal       Sitachini
Pakistan       Saijan, Sohanjna
Philippines Tagálog     Malunkai, Malungai, Malunggay, Mulangai, Mulangay, Kalungai, Kamalungua
  Bikol     Kalungai
  Bisáya     Alúngai, Dool, Malungit
  Kisaya     Kalungai
  Ibanág     Marongai, Marungai
  Ilóko     Marongai, Marungai, Komkompilan
  Pampángan     Dool, Kamalungua, Malúngit
  Panay Bisáya     Kalamúngai, Kamalongan
  Pangasinán     Rúnggai
  Sambáli     Marongai, Marungai
  Simeulue     Aroenggai
Sri Lanka       Murunga
Taiwan Chinese     Taiwan name(la mu)
Thailand Central Highlands     Ma rum
  Thai     Kaanaeng-doeng, Phak eehuem, Phak eehum, Phak-nuea-kai, Se-cho-ya
  North     Ma khonkom
Vietnam       Chùm Ngây
Yemen Arabic?     Saisam


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Latin America/Caribbean

 

COUNTRY LANGUAGE               WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Belize Spanish               Maranga calalu
Brazil Portuguese               Cedra
Cayman Islands Spanish               Mawonga
Colombia Spanish               Angela, Aceitoso, Marango, Aceite, Colirio, Goma, Jeringa, Maranjo, Marangon, Sen de la tierra
Costa Rica Spanish               Marango, Marangon, Recedad
Cuba Spanish               Palo de Tambor, Palo de Jeringa, Acacia, Ben, Calicita, Leno nefrítico, Palo blanco, Paraíso francés
Dominican Republic Spanish               Libertad, Palo de abejas, Palo de aceite, Ben, La libertad
Dutch Antilles Dutch               Ben boom
  Spanish               Brenolli, Morenga, Orselli
El Salvador Spanish               Teberinto, Ceiba, Marengua, Narango, Paraíso extranjero
French Guiana                 Saijhan
Guadeloupe French               Ben-ailé, Moloko, Maloko
Guatemala Spanish               Paraíso blanco, Perlas, Perla
Haiti French               Bambou-bananier, Ben oleifere, Benzolive, Benzolivier, Doliv, Graines benne, Ben oleifere, Bambou-bananier, Olivier
  English               Benzolive tree
Honduras                 Maranga calalu
Mexico Spanish               Arbol e las perlas, Chinto borrgo, Flor de Jacinto, Jacinto, Paraíso blanco, Paraíso de Espana, Perla, Perlas, Perla de la India, Perlas del oriente, San Jacinto
Nicaragua Spanish               Marango, Maranjo, Marangon
Panama Spanish               Jacinto
Panama Canal Zone English               Horseradish tree
Puerto Rico Spanish               Ben, Jasmin francés, Resada, Angela, Colirio, Sen de la tierra
San Salvador Spanish               Marango, Marangon, Maranjo
Suriname Dutch               Peperwortel boom
  Indonesian               Kelor
Trinidad Hindi?               Saijan
Venezuela Spanish               Aceite de Ben, Azucarillo, Ben, Sen
Other                 Arbol do los aspáragos, Bamboubamamoer, Cedro, Cenauro, Chinto borrego, Chuva de prata, Desengaño, Gailito, Guaireña, Hoja de sen, Macasar, Marenque, Moongay, Moriengo, Noz de bem, Orengo, Palo de geringa, Palo jeringa, Paraíso, Pois quinique, Quiabo de tres quinas, Sainto John, Salaster, Salibau, Sen, Seringa


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OCEANIA

 

COUNTRY           WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Fiji           Sajina
Guam           Katdes, Malungay, Malungkai, Marronggai, Marungai, Marunggai
Palau           Malungkai


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Other Languages

 

LANGUAGE       WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
English       Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree, Mother's Best Friend, Radish tree, West Indian ben
French       Bèn ailé, Benzolive, Moringa, Ben oléifère, Arbre radis du cheval
German       Behenbaum, Behenussbaum, Flügelsaniger Bennussbaum, Pferderettichbaum
Italian       Sàndalo ceruleo
Portuguese       Acácia branca, Cedra (Brazil), Marungo, Moringuiero, Muringa
Spanish       Árbol del ben, Ben, Morango, Moringa

 

This list adapted from "The Miracle Tree/Moringa oleifera: Natural Nutrition for the Tropics" by Lowell Fuglie.

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