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Table 1 Vernacular names for dominant livestock types (cattle, goats, and sheep) reared by local agro-pastoralists from different ethnic backgrounds in the study area

From: Investigating criteria for valuation of forage resources by local agro-pastoralists in West Africa: using quantitative ethnoecological approach

Livestock types Dagbani vernacular Mossi vernacular Gurunsi vernacular
    Frafra Kasena Nabit
Cow (Cattle) Naao (Nii) Naafu (Niini) Naaho (Nii) Naao(Naani) Nao(Nigi)
Goat (Goats) Bua (Bue) Buuga (Buusi) Bua (Buusi) Bugu (Bum) Buo(Buus)
Sheep (Sheep) Pegu (Peri) Pisigu (Piisi) Pisiku (Piisi) Pie (Piini) Piho(Pihi)