Culture September 10, 2018 at 05:00 pm

7 phrases that you thought were American but actually come from Africa

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins September 10, 2018 at 05:00 pm

September 10, 2018 at 05:00 pm | Culture

Pieces of yam…Bellar Mart

Yam

The starchy vegetable referred as Yam is eaten throughout Africa, albeit there are different variations of it.

The origin of the word is speculated to come from more than one language.

Yam can come from the Fulani word Nyami which means tuber or Anyinam which means Yam in the Twi language.

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