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Table 7 Local names, English translation and historical references

From: Ethnobotanical study of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) in Senegal

Local Name English translation Meaning
Baye Ngagne Baye Ngagne or black cowpea A person’s name
Delleugane Labial White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Delleugane Leukhmare Black cowpea The color of the seed coat
Fithionouny oufithial White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Gouana Goana Refer to the agricultural program GOANA
Hectare Hectare The seed’s pleasing appearance
Mame Fama Mame Fama A person’s name
Marame Penda Marame Penda A person’s name
Melakh Melakh = Flash The variety early maturing cycle
Mosse kham Taste to know The taste
Ndao counda Ndao counda A person’s name
Ndiaga aw Ndiaga aw A person’s name
Ndiaye wekh White Ndiaye The color of the seed coat
Ndieussiw Ndieussiw The capacity to produce fodder
Nenou Naat Guinea fowl’s egg The color of the seed coat, which has brown speckles
Niao balne Black cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niao ndane White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe bou wekh White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe baledjo Black cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe bodedjo Red cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe bodedjo-baledjo Black-white cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe bou khonk Red cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe bou khonk bou didji Red cowpea with big seeds The seed size and color
Niebe bou khonk bou sew Red cowpea with small seeds The seed size and color
Niebe bou nioul Black cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe bou wekh White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe bou wekh bou didj White cowpea with big seeds The seed size and color
Niebe bou wekh bou sew White cowpea with small seeds The seed size and color
Niebe danedjo White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Niebe fouta Fouta cowpea Originally from Fouta and mainly used for floodplain cultivation
Niebe Kell Kell cowpea  
Niebe Koudioule   
Niebe Mame Diarra Mame Diarra cowpea A person’s name
Niebe poude Grayish cowpea The seed’s faded color
Niebe poury Grayish cowpea The seed’s faded color
Oufithion otopeul Black cowpea The color of the seed coat
Oufithion oudjankfan Red cowpea The color of the seed coat
Pakau Pakau  
Petit pois Pea The seed’s roundish shape
Samba sagnal   A person’s name
Saneba sosso White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Seupe bou khonk Red cowpea The color of the seed coat
Seupe bou wekh White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Sosso fima   
Sosso fing Black cowpea The color of the seed coat
Sosso Khoyo   
Sosso koyma White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Sosso meunie White cowpea The color of the seed coat
Sosso meunie maynama Late white cowpea The seed size and color
Sosso missew   
Sosso resse mesengo   
Sosso wouleroung Pale red cowpea The color of the seed coat
Tachet Spotted The color of the seed coat, which is brown spotted
Tamate awo First wives’ tomato The seed’s red color means that less tomato paste is used to prepare rice-based dishes
Walette Early The seed’s early maturity
Walette bou nioul Black Early The seed’s early maturity and color
Walette bou wekh White Early The seed’s early maturity and color
Yacine Yacine  
Yakhoul tamate That wastes no tomatoes The seed’s red color means that less tomato paste is used to prepare dishes