There is some confusion regarding the Kromanti language. In this article I will attempt to bring a better understanding about Kromanti language.
According to researchers Suriname has the most words of African origin. Most in Surinam are probably unaware of their origin, as was I before I started doing some research.
These are only words in use by the general population. But there are many more in languages of the Maroons, Ndyuka & Saamaka.
The words’ country of origin is also included as well as the dialect
Akan languages – twi & ewe (Ghana):
Doti(doh tee): “ground”
kokobé (Cocobay): “leprosy”
Wiri(wee ree): hair (wi)
Yesi(yih see): ear (esi)
Aisa(eye-sah): God of the earth(Asesa)
Ye ye(yih yih): spirit
Agama(ah gah mah): chameleon
Lo(loh): clan (usually with common ancestry)
Fula language(Ghana, Nigeria, Cote D’ ivoir):
Juku: from “Jukka”, “poke”, “to stick”
Obeah: from ọbiạ, “doctoring”, “mysticism”
Okra: from ọkwurụ, a vegetable
Soso(soh soh): “only”
Unu(oo noo): from únù, “you (plural)”
Buckra: from mbakára, “white man”
njam, nyam: Eat
Tata(tahtah): father, also used for, parents or ancestors
Neku(nih ku): poison to catch fish
Lau: crazy, mad