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.