Millets name in different languages- Introduction:
Millets are the ancient grains and were part of everyone’s diet during the 1960s but again its demand is increasing nowadays due to their health benefits. Millets are known in different names in different parts of the country. Many of us might not know the common names. Today, in this blog, I will make you familiar with millets name in different languages one by one.
Basically, there are nine types of millets grown in India. It is categorized into major and minor millets depending upon the area of production and size of the grains. Sorghum and Pearl Millet come under major millet and the rest are the minor millets.
Again these millets are categorized into naked and husked grains. Sorghum, Pearl Millet, and Finger Millet come under naked grains and rest millets like Foxtail Millet, Barnyard Millet, Little Millet, Proso Millet, Kodo Millet, and Browntop Millet are husked millets.
Let us see this video for a clear understanding of the shape, size, color of the millet grains. Really it took me a whole day to shoot the video and I am happy that it has crossed 1.6 lakh views.
But, if you want to see the photos of the plants and grains, then here is the types of millet grains. Let us jump directly with the Millets name in different languages.
Millets in Hindi:
|English Names||Hindi Names|
|Finger Millet||Mandua, Nachani|
|Little Millet||Kutki, Shavan|
|Foxtail Millet||Kangni, Kakum|
|Proso Millet||Barri, Chena|
|Kodo Millet||Kodra, Koden|
|Barnyard Millet||Sanwa, Jhangora|
|Browntop Millet||Hari Kangni|
To know millets in Hindi, you can give a look at this video or you can go through this blog ”Best way to know Millets in Hindi”. There was always a demand for a video on Millets in Hindi on my Youtube Channel.
Millets in Gujarati:
|English Names||Gujarati Names|
|Finger Millet||Nagli, Bavto|
|Little Millet||Gajro, Kuri|
|Browntop Millet||Hari Kang|
Millets in Odia:
Millets are promoted in Odisha massively on large scale under Odisha Millet Mission. This has boosted the production and productivity of millets. The farmers are happy as they are able to get incentives for millet production and could sell their produce under minimum support price. Now, let us see what millets are called in the Odia language.
Millets in Tamil:
|English Names||Tamil Names|
|Proso Millet||Pani Varagu|
Millets in Kannada:
|English Names||Kannada Names|
|Little Millet||Same, Save|
Millets in Telugu:
|English Names||Telugu Names|
|Kodo Millet||Arikelu, Arika|
|Barnyard Millet||Udalu, Kodisama|
Millets in Bengali:
|English Names||Bengali Names|
Millets in Punjabi:
|English Names||Punjabi Names|
|Finger Millet||Mandhuka, Mandhal|
|Browntop Millet||Hari Kangni|
Millets in Malayalam:
|English Names||Malayalam Names|
|Browntop Millet||Chama Pothaval|
By this time you are acquainted with the Millets name in different languages and hope when you visit the local shop for purchasing millets you will be asking in local names and it will be easy for identification. If you have any query regarding millet, do write me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will be happy to answer you.
Author: Tapas Chandra Roy, A Certified Farm Advisor on Millets – Promoting Millets from ”Farm to Plate”.