banaana

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Wolof[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, potentially from Arabic بَنَان(banān, fingertip)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

banaana (definite form banaana bi)

  1. banana (fruit)

Noun[edit]

banaana (definite form banaana gi)

  1. banana (plant)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Dictionaries citing John Ayto’s The Diner’s Dictionary: Word origins of food and drink [1]
  • Jean-Léopold Diouf (2003) Dictionnaire wolof-français et français-wolof, Éditions KARTHALA, →ISBN, page 60