Names of Food in Igbo

names of food in igbo

Kedụ ihe ị riri n’ụtụtụ?

What did you eat in the morning?

Kedụ ihe ị na-esi?

What’s cooking?

Ndeewo

Hope you are well

Ever been stuck trying to remember a food name in Igbo?

Maybe you are reasonably fluent in Igbo, but wonder about Igbo names  of some food stuff.

I compiled a small list for you.

You can watch and listen:

 

 

Achịcha – bread

Achịcha ụtọ – cake

Agwa – beans

Ahụekere  – groundnut/peanut

Ahịhịa ọgwụ/akwụkwọ ọgwụ – herbs

Akara — bean balls (made from bean flour)

Akamụ  – pap (made from corn flour)

Akpụ  – cassava

Akwa – egg

Akwụ/nkwụ – palmfruit

Akwụkwọ nri – vegetable

Akụ oyibo- coconut

Akụ bekee – coconut

Anụ  –  meat

Anụ ọkụkọ – chicken

Anụ ewu  – goat meat

Anụ ehi  – beef

Anụ torotoro – turkey

Aṅara/Afụfa  –  garden egg

Ayịya – crayfish

Azụ   – fish

Ede – cocoyam

Egusi  – melon

Garri  – processed cassava

Ji – yam

Maị-maị – steamed bean paste

Mkpụrụ osisi – fruits

Mkpụrụ – seed

Mmanụ – oil

Mmanụ aṅụ – honey

Mmanya – soft drink/alcohol

Mmiri – water

Mmiri ara ehi – milk

Nchanwụ – mint leaf

Nnu -salt

Ofe – soup

Ogede – plantain

Ọjị  – kolanut

Ọka -corn

Okporo – shrimp

Ọkwụrụ  – okra

Onugbu/olugbu – bitterleaf

Oroma/epe – orange

Oroma nkịrịsi/epe nkịrịsị – lime

Ose -pepper

Osikapa – rice

Ube   –   Nigerian pear

Ube bekee – avocado

Ụda –

Ụdara – type of fruit

Ụgụ – pumpkin leaf

Ugiri – type of fruit

Ụha – type of leaf for soups

Ụkwa   – breadfruit

Unere – banana

Yabasị/ayọ – onion

 

 

 

There are many more…

Here’s where we work together…

Make a list of yours in the comments section.

Looking forward to reading them.

 

Till next time…

Na-asúkwa Igbo

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