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Table 3 Meaning of the vernacular names of common bean folk varieties across sociolinguistic groups in the study area

From: Folk taxonomy and traditional uses of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces by the sociolinguistic groups in the central region of the Republic of Benin

Criteria of denomination Percentage of responses Naming of folk varieties Sociolinguistic groups Meaning of the vernacular name
Seed coat color 90.7 Akpakoun wéwé Fon, Mahi White bean
Kpalakoun founfoun Idaatcha, Tchabé
Akpakoun vovo Fon, Mahi Red bean
Kpalakoun kpikpa Idaatcha, Nago
Kpankoui rouge Adja
Akpakoun kpikpa Tchabé, Idaatcha
Akapakoun rouge Mahi, Nago
Akpakoun wiwi Fon Black bean
Ewoudjè Tchabé
Sonouhoué Mahi Color of guinea fowl plumage
Akpakoun sonhouékan Fon
Growth habit 2.8 Akpakoun djihikoun Fon, Mahi Bean from above
Ewaarigui Nago Climbing bean
Magic properties 2.8 Kpankoui Adja Who seeks my evil will die
Seed size 1.9 Akpakoun wéwé winiwini Fon, Mahi White bean of very small size
Akpakoun wéwé gaga Fon, Mahi White bean of big size
Origin 0.9 Mitoyikoun Fon, Mahi Bean of our ancestors
Agronomic properties 0.9 Sèkpavikoun, Mahi Bean that kills quackgrass