Origin: Port inhame, prob. < WAfr native name
See yam in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Portuguese inhame
Origin: or obsolete Spanish igname, iñame
Origin: , both from Portuguese and English Creole nyam, to eat
Origin: , of West African origin
Origin: ; Wolof ñam, food, to eat, or Bambara ñambu, manioc.
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