Kinds of Bananas

Our word for 'banana' is punci. We have many kinds of bananas, and usually we can tell them apart just by looking at their size, shape and coloring. Since we don't know the names in English, we give you the names in Kulisusu. We peel and eat finger and dessert bananas when they are ripe, but the other types must be cooked first.

punci manu-manu
a kind of finger banana
punci madu
a kind of dessert banana
punci susu
a kind of dessert banana
punci kacinga
a kind of dessert banana, the skin is green even when the bananas are ripe
punci alepuru
a somewhat fat, angular banana with yellow skin, can be eaten raw or cooked
punci lure
a banana with a distinctive reddish tinge, can be eaten raw or cooked
punci manuru
a kind of cooking banana
punci dewaka
a kind of cooking banana
punci silaja
a kind of cooking banana
punci larumbe
a kind of cooking banana
punci bangka-bangka
a kind of cooking banana
punci tampu
a kind of cooking banana, each stalk produces only a single hand of bananas
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punci mia
a kind of cooking banana, only one or two hands per stalk

Kinds of bananas not yet pictured are silayar, honta, bega, saburo, beke-beke, bogoro and barani.