50 Common Hausa Names for Plants and Trees

Updated: Aug 29, 2022
By Ameenah Gumbi
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If you’ve just found a plant or tree on the TV and want to know, look up the Hausa names for plants and trees to know the meaning in English and don’t want to ask everyone what they are called, there is hope! Many Hausa names for plants and trees are easy to pronounce.

By slightly pronouncing the names in English to Hausa,  the names of the plant or trees would not be similar; you will not be able to figure out what it is that way.

Here are 50 Common Hausa names for plants and trees. You can check out other Hausa Traditional Names.

  1. Desert Date – Aduwa
  2. Bambara nuts – Gujiya
  3. Okro – Kubewa
  4. Cocoyam – Gwaza
  5. Guava – Gwaiba
  6. Shea – Kadai
  7. Pumpkin – Kabewa
  8. Clove – Kanum Fari
  9. Mango – Mangwaro
  10. Tumeric – Kurkum
  11. Henna Leaves – Gyanyan Lalle
  12. Coral tree – Minjirya
  13. Sesame – Ridi
  14. Cassava – Rogo
  15. Garlic – Tafarnuwa
  16. Olive – Zaitun
  17. Cola – Goro
  18. Fig – Farin Baure
  19. Sorghum – Dawa
  20. Ginger – Citta
  21. Tamarind – Tsamiya
  22. Chilli Pepper – Barkono
  23. Egyptian mimosa – Bagaruwa
  24. Groundnut – Gyada
  25. Rice – Shinkafa
  26. Pineapple – Abarba
  27. Cotton – Auduga
  28. Garden egg – Yalo
  29. Yam – Doya
  30. Potatoes – Dankali
  31. Sweet Potato – Dankalin Hausa
  32. Date – Dabino
  33. Banana – Ayaba
  34. Melon seeds – Agushi
  35. Maize – Masara
  36. Wheat – Alkama
  37. Waterleaf – Alayyahoo
  38. Onions – Albasa
  39. Grape – Inabi
  40. Sugar cane – Rake
  41. Sweet pepper – Tattasai
  42. Cabbage – Kabeji
  43. Carrots – Karas
  44. Tomatoes – Tumatur
  45. Coconut – Kwakwa
  46. Watermelon – Kankana
  47. Paw paw – Gwanda
  48. Orange – Lemo
  49. Boabab – Kuka
  50. Bitter leaf – Shuwaka

Conclusion

One of the most common questions is what are the common Hausa names of plants and trees? This article has compiled50 of such common names for plants and trees in Hausa language so that it can be a great way for you and your children to learn about the world around you.

What Hausa names of plants and trees do you know? Kindly leave a comment with the name of the trees or plant and its Hausa name in the comment section below, and we will share its English meaning. Don’t forget to share this post with your loved ones.

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