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Moringa is native to the Indian sub-continent, but has spread to tropical and sub-tropical areas worldwide. Here is a list of names for Moringa in languages from around the world.

While Moringa oleifera is the most well-known species, some of these names may refere to other species of Moringa.

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Africa

COUNTRY
LANGUAGE
WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Benin
Adia

Kpashima


Bariba
Yuru ara, Yorwata, Yoroguma


Dendi
Windibundu


Fon
Patima ,Kpatima, Yovokpatin, Kpano, Yovotin


Gun

Ékwè kpatin, Kpajima


Mina

Yyovo vigbe, Yovo Kpati


Natemba
Tekpinda


Peul
Guildandeni, Latj iri, Legi-lakili


Saxwe

Kotba


Waama
Yori ku-oununfa


Yoruba
Ewé ilé


Yoruba-Nago
Agun, Ayere, Ewé igablé, Ewé ilé, Ewé oyibo (White man's tree), Manyieninu, Oyibo
Burkina Faso
Bwaba

La-Banyu


Dioula

Ardjeneyiri, Ardjian jirri


Gourmanche/
Gourmantchema

Alj an-tiiga, Ki gambaga (region of Tapua), Diegu kanlobuga (region of  Gnagna), Makkakomboanga


Fulfuldé
Aljannahi, Guilgandani, Gigandjah


Morée/Mossi
Argentiga, Alsam tiga ("the tree of paradise"), Arzan tiiga ("the tree of paradise"), Alsan-tüga, argentiga, arzantiga
Cameroon
Daggai
Paizlava


Foulfouldé
Guiligandja, Giligandjahi


Hausa

Zogalagandi


Mafa
Gagawandalahai


Mandara
Djhiré


Moundang
Naa-toukoré


Podoko
Chabané


Toupouri
Naa-nko
Chad
Sara
Kag n'dongue


Shuwa Arabic
Alim, Halim
Comoros
Archipelago



Anambo, Mvungué





Ethiopia
Konsoigna
Shalchada, Shelagda


Giddigna
Aleko, Haleko


Amharigna
Sheiferaw, Shiferaw
Ghana
Ewe
Yevu-ti, Babati, Babatsi, Kpokpoti, Atiuwuse, Nukunaya, Kpotowuzie, Yevutsi


Hausa
Zingeridende


Dagari
Obnukuo, Ornyyukuo, Zangala


Damgbe

Kpokpotsor


Krusaal

Nasadua


Bimoba

Gambadua
Kenya
Swahili
Mkimbo, Mlonge, Mlongo, Mronge, Mrongo, Mzungu, Mzunze, Mjungu moto, Mboga chungu, Shingo


Sokoki

Mborongi
Madagascar

Malagasy

Anamambo, Anamorongo, Feliimorongo, Felikambo, Felikamoranga, Landihazo, Moringa, Moringy, Hazomaromiserana, Felamirongo
Malawi
Chichewa
Cham'mwanba, Kangaluni, Chamwamba


Lomwe

Sangoa, Shangoa


Senna
Nsangoa


Yao
Kalokola


Other:
Chakate, Maula tengo, Mbula, Mpempu, Mpenba, Mpundi, Muula
Mali
Bambara
Névrédé, Gnougou Jirini, Manjirini, Massa Jirini, Kandjirini


Segou

Verdaye
Mauritius

Creole

Drède mouroungue


Indian Creole

Mouroungue
Mozambique



Mvungué
Niger
Hausa
Zôgala gandi


Zarma
Windi-bundu


Shuwa Arabic

Alim, Halim
Nigeria
Fulani
Gawara, Gaware, Habiwal hausa, Konamarade, Rini maka


Hausa
Bagaruwar maka, Bagaruwar masar, Barambo, Koraukin zaila, Rimin nacara, Rimin turawa, Samarin danga, Shipka hali, Shuka halinka, Zogall, Zogalla-gandi


Ibo
Odudu oyibo, Okwe oyibo, Okwe olu, Uhe, Oku-ghara-ite, Okochi egbu


Nupe

Chigban Wawa


Yoruba
Adagba malero, Ewele, Ewé ilé, Ewe igbálé, Idagbo monoyé ("the tree which grows crazily")
Senegal
Diola
Binêbeddai, Binêbeddaï


Mandingue
Nébèdayo, Nédèdayo, Némédayo, Névrédayo


Pulaar
Nébédaï, Nebôday, Neböday, Sap-Sap


Serere
Nébéday, Sap-Sap


Wolof
Nébédai, Nébèdaï, Nébéday, Neverday, Névoidai, Névoïdaï, Nobodai, Nöbödaï, Sap-Sap
Seychelles

Creole

Drède mouroungue
Sierra Leone



Boganja
Somalia


Dangap


Indian

Mrongo
Sudan
Arabic
Alim, Halim, Shagara al ruwag ("The tree for purifying"), Ruwag


Dinka

Anid


Kordofan Arabic

Shagara zaki al moya
Tanzania
Swahili
Mlonge, Mronge, Mrongo, Mlongo, Mzunze, Mzungu, Mjungu moto, Mboga chungu, Shingo
Togo
Dagomba
Baganlua, Bagaelean


Ewe
Kpotima, Yevu-ti, Kpoti, Yovoviti


Hausa

Mágurua maser


Mina
Yovoviti


Moba
Gambaduk


Mouroungue

Jevoti, Jovoviti


Other

Amedoti, Ekpoti, Molo-Kpoti
Zambia

Tonga

Zagalanda, Zakalanda
Zimbabwe
Tonga
Mupulanga, Zakalanda

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ASIA

COUNTRY LANGUAGE

WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Burma-Myanmar Burmese


Dandalonbin, Dandalun-bin, Dandalun, Daintha
Cambodia


Ben ailé, Daem mrum
India Bengalese

Sajna. Sojna, Sujana, Munga ara

Gujarati

Suragavo, Midho-saragavo, Saragavo, Saragvo

Hindi

Munaga, Munga ara, Sahijna, Sarinjna, Segra, Shajmah, Shajna

Hindi/Orissa


Sanjna, Saijna, Shajna, Soandal

Kannada

Nuggekai, Nuggekodu, Nugga egipa, Nugge, Noogay, Nuggi Mara

Kol


Mulgia, Munga ara, Mungna

Kumao-
Himalyan
region


Sunara

Konkani/Goa


Moosing, Mosing

Malayalam

Sigru, Moringa, Muringa, Murinna, Morunna

Marathi

Sujna, Shevga, Shivga

Modesia/
W. Bengal


Mangnai

Monghye/
Punjab


Sejana

Oriya

Munigha, Sajina

Punjabese

Sanjina, Soanjana

Rajasthan


Lal Sahinjano

Sanskrit

Sigru Shobhanjan, Sobhan jana, Shobanjana, Danshamula

Sindhi


Swanjera

Tamil

Murungai, Murunkak-kai, Morunga

Telegu

Tella-Munaga, Mulaga, Sajana

Teling


Morunga, Morungai

Urdu


Sahajna

Central
Provinces


Mulaka, Saihan

Western
Region


Sundan

Other


Sweta Maricha
Indonesia Alor


Maroenga, Motong

Bali


Kelor, Tjelor

Flores


Moltong

Java


Kelor

Madura


Marongghi

Moluccan Islands


Oho Gaairi

Roti


Kafok, Kai fok

Sumatra


Kalor, Kerore

Sumba


Kawona, Wona

Ternate


Kelo, Oege Kelo

Tidore


Kelo

Timor


Baoe fo, Maroenga

Other


Remoenggai, Sajor Kelor
Laos
Lao


B'Loum
Malaysia



Kachang Kelur, Lemunggai, Meringgai, Semunggai, Smunggai, Semunggai, Remunggai
Nepal



Sitachini
Pakistan



Saijan, Sohanjna
Philippines Tagálog


Malunkai, Malungai, Malunggay, Mulangai, Mulangay, Kalungai, Kamalungua

Bikol


Kalungai

Bisáya


Alúngai, Dool, Malungit

Kisaya


Kalungai

Ibanág


Marongai, Marungai

Ilóko


Marongai, Marungai, Komkompilan

Pampángan


Dool, Kamalungua, Malúngit

Panay Bisáya


Kalamúngai, Kamalongan

Pangasinán


Rúnggai

Sambáli

Marongai, Marungai

Simeulue


Aroenggai
Sri Lanka


Murunga
Taiwan Chinese

(la mu)
Thailand Central Highlands


Ma rum

Thai


Kaanaeng-doeng, Phak eehuem, Phak eehum, Phak-nuea-kai, Se-cho-ya

North


Ma khonkom
Vietnam


Chùm Ngây
Yemen
Arabic?


Saisam

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Latin America/Caribbean

COUNTRY LANGUAGE







WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Belize
Spanish







Maranga calalu
Brazil Portuguese







Cedra
Cayman Islands
Spanish







Mawonga
Colombia Spanish







Angela, Aceitoso, Marango, Aceite, Colirio, Goma, Jeringa, Maranjo, Marangon, Sen de la tierra
Costa Rica Spanish







Marango, Marangon
Cuba Spanish







Palo de Tambor, Palo de Jeringa, Acacia, Ben, Calicita, Leno nefrítico, Palo blanco, Paraíso francés
Dominican Republic Spanish







Libertad, Palo de abejas, Palo de aceite, Ben, La libertad
Dutch Antilles
Dutch







Ben boom

Spanish







Brenolli, Morenga, Orselli
El Salvador Spanish







Teberinto, Ceiba, Marengua, Narango, Paraíso extranjero
French Guiana







Saijhan
Guadeloupe Spanish







Ben-ailé, Moloko, Maloko
Guatemala Spanish







Paraíso blanco, Perlas, Perla
Haiti French







Bambou-bananier, Ben oleifere, Benzolive, Benzolivier, Doliv, Graines benne, Ben oleifere, Bambou-bananier, Olivier

English







Benzolive tree
Honduras







Maranga calalu
Mexico
Spanish







Arbol e las perlas, Chinto borrgo, Flor de Jacinto, Jacinto, Paraíso blanco, Paraíso de Espana, Perla, Perlas, Perla de la India, Perlas del oriente, San Jacinto
Nicaragua Spanish







Marango, Maranjo, Marangon
Panama Spanish







Jacinto
Panama Canal Zone
English







Horseradish tree
Puerto Rico Spanish







Ben, Jasmin francés, Resada, Angela, Colirio, Sen de la tierra
San Salvador
Spanish







Marango, Marangon, Maranjo
Suriname Dutch







Peperwortel boom

Indonesian







Kelor
Trinidad Hindi?







Saijan
Venezuela
Spanish







Aceite de Ben, Azucarillo, Ben, Sen
Other







Arbol do los aspáragos, Bamboubamamoer, Cedro, Cenauro, Chinto borrego, Chuva de prata, Desengaño, Gailito, Guaireña, Hoja de sen, Macasar, Marenque, Moongay, Moriengo, Noz de bem, Orengo, Palo de geringa, Palo jeringa, Paraíso, Pois quinique, Quiabo de tres quinas, Sainto John, Salaster, Salibau, Sen, Seringa

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OCEANIA

COUNTRY




WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
Fiji




Sajina
Guam




Katdes, Malungay, Malungkai, Marronggai, Marungai, Marunggai
Palau




Malungkai

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Other Languages

LANGUAGE


WORD FOR MORINGA TREE
English


Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree, Mother's Best Friend, Radish tree, West Indian ben
French


Bèn ailé, Benzolive, Moringa, Ben oléifère, Arbre radis du cheval
German


Behenbaum, Behenussbaum, Flügelsaniger Bennussbaum, Pferderettichbaum
Italian


Sàndalo ceruleo
Portuguese


Acácia branca, Cedra (Brazil), Marungo, Moringuiero, Muringa
Spanish


Árbol del ben, Ben, Morango, Moringa

This list adapted from The Miracle Tree/Moringa oleifera: Natural Nutrition for the Tropics by Lowell Fuglie.

 

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