nyam

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

nyam

  1. food

Derived terms[edit]


Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Wolof nyam, nyami, nyamnyam (food; to eat), or from Fula nyama, nyami, nyamgo (to eat). Possibly via Ghanaian Pidgin English. Many other West African languages use similar terms for "flesh" or "meat", such as: Chichewa nyama, Efik unam, Esimbi ɛnyimi, Hausa nama, Lingala nyama, Swahili nyama, and Zulu inyama. Also compare Hausa nyamnyam, yamyam (cannibal) and Tshiluba nyama (animal).

Noun[edit]

nyam

  1. Food; a meal.

Verb[edit]

nyam

  1. To eat.

References[edit]

  • Huber, Magnus (1999) Ghanaian Pidgin English in Its West African Context, John Benjamins Publishing, ISBN 9789027248824, page 102
  • Cassidy, Frederic Gomes; Le Page, Robert Brock, editors (2002) Dictionary of Jamaican English, 2nd edition, University of the West Indies Press, ISBN 9789766401276, page 325
  • Sheller, Mimi (2003) Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies, Routledge, ISBN 9781134516773

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nyam

  1. yam

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