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Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.

Poaceae (formerly and, also known as Gramineae; grass family) » Eleusine coracana

 

el-YOO-sy-nee -- named for Eleusis, the Greek town where the Temple of Ceres was located

kor-uh-KAN-uh -- name derived from Sinhalese kurakkan porridge

 

commonly known as: African millet, coracan, finger millet, natcheny, ragi • Assamese: মৰুবা ধান maruba dhan • Bengali: marwa • Gujarati: બાવટો bavato, નાચણી nachni, નાગલી nagali • Hindi: मंडुआ mandua, मंडवा mandwa, मड़ुआ marua, मड़ुवा maruwa, रागी ragi • Kannada: ರಾಗಿ ragi • Konkani: नांचणी nanchani • Malayalam: രാഗി ragi • Marathi: नाचणी nachani, नागली nagali • Nepalese: मड़ुवा maruwa • Oriya: mandia • Punjabi: ਮੰਦਲ mandal, ਮੰਢੁਲ mandhul, ਮੁੰਡਲ mundal • Rajasthani: रागी ragi • Sanskrit: मधुलिका madhulika, मट्टकम् mattakam, नृत्यकुण्डलक nrutyakundala • Tamil: ஆரியம் aariyam, இராகி iraki, கேழ்வரகு kel-varaku, கேப்பை keppai • Telugu: రాగి ragi, తమిదలు tamidalu • Tibetan: bras ma du lun ga • Urdu: منڐوا mandwa, مڙوا maruwa, راگی ragi

 

Native of: Africa, Yemen; cultivated in Africa, Asia

 

 

References: WikipediaMillet Network of IndiaPIERNPGS / GRINENVIS - FRLHTDDSA

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