African Origin of Garifuna Words

Garifuna Origin
kwaku akan people of Ghana
buffuti Twi; bofoo- obese person, swollen
bafoo as in ‘Langisan bafoo turagei gurala badia
gafoo character in a Garifuna mask dance; swollen one
chaga-chaga Twi; chaka-chaka- disorderly
chagaguwa Twi; chaka-chaka- disorderly
gaegae Twi; kenge- odour from a sore
Ga, Ghana, kenke- bad smelling
dukunu Twi, Fanti word, dokono, morsel in banana leaf
afu (yami) Twi, word for plantation or cultivated ground
bagara Ghana, bonkara- large basket for ground provisio
tuk-tuk Ghana, kotoko- small basket worn at a man’s side with a string over the shoulder
badu Twi, badu
guchu Twi, gutu
gimara Hausa, Gijimere, rainbow referring to the art
nana Twi, title of honor and endearment
ga-wani Mande, gua-nin; gua-ni- gold
mastaraka Mande- Bambara, mataraka