Kwashiorkor And Juju Are Some Of the Words Of African Origin
Many words have many and different origin, some of which originated from Africa. In this article, you will learn about some of the world famous words that originated in Africa. As weird as some of these phrases sound, they are gaining worldwide acceptability.
Kwashiorkor: Kwashiorkor is one of the world famous phrases that originated in Africa. It is actually a Ghanaian word that means malnutrition in infants and children.The word kwashiorkor is usually used to describe severely malnourished children in impoverished regions that is due to poverty.
Most dictionaries have the word/phrase in it. So, the next time you see kwashiorkor in any dictionary, know that it is a word that originated from Ghana.
Juju: Juju is also among the world famous words that originated in Africa. In fact, you must have used the word once or twice in your lifetime.
Should I blow your mind now? The word juju comes from Nigeria and it is now a popularly used word around the world. Also, it is now in most dictionaries. And it means being fetish, the act of using magic to charm someone etc.