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Learn how to pronounce these famous Nigerian dishes

Food is one of the ways you can immerse yourself in the culture when you travel so this one goes out to foreigners visiting Nigeria.

Anthony Bourdain and Nigerian food bloggers eating Pounded Yam and Egusi

Food is one of the ways you can immerse yourself in the culture when you travel. Nigerian food, just as in many cultures, is very diverse both in taste and naming origins.

Here are some of the common Nigerian foods and how to pronounce them.

1. Egusi

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Pronounced: Eh-goo-see

Egusi soup is a Nigerian staple. It is a soup made from dried and powdered melon seeds and palm oil. It has origins from the eastern part of Nigeria. This was one of the meals Anthony Bourdain had when he was in Nigeria.

2. Fufu

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Pronounced: Foo-foo

Fufu is an African cassava meal, made from fermented cassava. It is usually used to eat different kinds of soup such as Egusi, Nsala, Okro, etc.

3. Ewa agoyin

Pronounced: Eh-wah-goh-yeen

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Ewa Agoyin is a street food commonly eaten in Lagos and other southern states of Nigeria. It is made of mashed beans and really spicy sauce.

4. Bole

Pronounced: Ball-eh

Bole is a common streetfood in Nigeria. Bole according to the people of Rivers state is roasted plantain with really spicy pepper sauce and fish while to the Yoruba people it is roasted plantain and groundnut.

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5. Edikang Ikong

Pronounced: Eh-di-kayi-kon

Edikang Ikong is a vegetable soup that originated among the Efik- Ibibio people of Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State in southeastern Nigeria.

6. Ekpang Nkwukwo

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Pronounced: Eh-pan-koo-kuwoh

Another South-South recipe, Ekpang Nkwukwo is a cocoyam dish made with grated cocoyam, water yam, cocoyam leaves and periwinkle.

7. Isiewu

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Pronounced: Ee-see-a-woo

Isiewu is a traditional Igbo dish that is made with a goat's head.

8. Tuwo

Pronounced: Two-woh

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Tuwo consists of a variety of Nigerian dishes from the northern part of Nigeria. It is a thick pudding prepared from rice or maize flour and served with different types of northern soups like Miyan kuka.

9. Kilishi

Pronounced: Kee-lee-shee

This is beef jerky on steroids. Originating from Hausaland, Kilishi is very spicy, dried form of suya, made from deboned cow, sheep or goat meat.

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