10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

Ghana is a unique country by all standards. It is not surprising, therefore, that there are some words that are peculiar to the country.

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

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It is not clear how the words were formed, but they are accepted by Ghanaians and are widely-used by all and sundry.

In fact, visitors to Ghana are advised improve their vocabulary with these words to make their stay in the country enjoyable.

Here are 10 of such words that are understood only by Ghanaians:

1. Body Body 

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

'Body Body' is a corruption of 'buddy'. It is used to refer to a close friend.

2. Charley

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

It means friend.

3. Mate

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

Bus conductors in Ghana are referred to as mate.

4. Home-use

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

It is used to refer to slightly-used products.

5. Cambuu

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

It is a corruption of camp boot. It means sneakers.

6. Borga

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

Borga is used to refer to people who return to Ghana after spending years abroad.

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7. Dropping

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

To take dropping is to simply charter a taxi.

8. Chisel

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

'Chisel' is used to described stingy people. A chisel man, for instance, is someone who hardly parts with money.

9. Item 13

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

It is not uncommon to see 'Item 13' on the programme outlines of events in Ghana. It refers to refreshments.

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10. Skin Pain

10 words that are known only to Ghanaians

'Skin Pain' has got nothing to do with pain on the skin. It simply means envy.

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