FOOD

HAUSA FOOD VOCABULARY

Welcome to My urban kitchen, I thought it would be useful to add a northern food vocabulary to assist you identify some of the foods we will be making on this platform, I hope you find it useful and help you identify the dishes easily. If there are other foods out there you are curious about and would love to know their Hausa names, just leave a comment and I will try to find them out for you.

 

TURANCI/ENGLISH : HAUSA

 

Doum Palm Fruit- Goruba

Jujube- Magarya

Tamarind- Tsamiya

Balanites- Aduwa

African Black Plums- Dinya

Aya-Tigernut.

Shea Butter- Kadanya

Sclerocarya- Danya

Walnut- Gurjiya

Palmyra fruits- Giginya

Sugar Cane- Rakke

Yam- Doya

Wheat- Alkama

Sesame Seed- Ridi

Scent Leaf -Doddoya

Honey Locust -Dorawa

Bambara Nut- Gurjiya

Doum Palm- Goruba

Pumpkin -Kabewa

Baobab Fruit- Kuka

Ziziphus- Kurna

Cress-Lansir

Senna-Rinji

Moringa-Zogale

Ujube-Magarya

Tamarind-Tsamiya

Balanitis-Aduwa

Bread-Mummuki

Ebony Tree-Kanya

Sclerocarya Birrea-Danya

Porridge-Pate

Fufu-Tuwo

Gruel-Kunu

Tofu-Awara

Recheuffe-Dumame

Chicoins-Dambu

Millet Flour Balls-Fura

Banana – Ayaba

Cabbage – Kabeji

Carrot – Karas

Coconut – Kwakwa

Corn – Masara

Dates – Dabino

Guava – Gwaiba

Lettuce – Latas

Lime – Lemun Tsami

Mango – Mangoro

Okra – Kubewa

Onion – Albasa

Papaya – Gwanda

Peppers – Tattasai

Pineapple – Abarba

Potato – Dankali

Watermelon – Kankana

Baobab – Kuka

Chilies – Barkono

Pumpkin – Kabewa

Peanuts – Gyada

Eggplant – Yalo

Cocoyam – Gwaza

Orange – Lemo.

Apples- Tuffa

Peaches- Inabi

Grapes- Inibi

Corn -Masara

Guinea Corn -Dawa

Snail-Dodan Kodi

Cucumbers-Gurji

Garlic- Tafarnuwa

Olives- Man Zaitun

Potatoes- Dankali

Pumpkin- Kabewa

Beans- Wake

Tomatoes- Tumatir

Milk- Madara

Butter-Man Shanu

Cheese- Cukwi

Bread- Burodi

Sugar- Sikari

Salt- Gishiri

Orange Juice- Lemu

Tea- Shayi

Fish: Kifi

Meat: Nama

Chicken: Kaza

Eggs:Kwai

Water: Ruwa

Ginger: Chitta Kasa