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mahewu

(maˈhewʊ; -ˈxe-)
n
(Cookery) (in South Africa) fermented liquid mealie-meal porridge, used as a stimulant, esp by Black Africans
[from Xhosa amarewu]
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Examples of local cereal-based products that have been scientifically studied are ogi and agidi of Nigeria, koko, akasa, and kenkey of Ghana, uji of East Africa, and mahewu of southern Africa.
Most of these words generally fall into six categories and unsurprisingly tend to refer to local objects or customs (Galle 1991, 17): words referring to the landscape (names of local trees and plants); names of food and drink staples such as sadza (cooked cornmeal), masese (strainings from beer, Dangarembga 1989, 30) and mahewu (a corn-based drink 41,150); names of structures and household items such as dara (a table or stand), whose function is descriptively explained the first time the term is used (11), dagga (a temporary hut 61) or hozi (a permanent grain storage hut or sleeping quarters 123); common expressions such as mauya (glad to see you 35), hezvo (an expression of surprise 35), or makorokoto (congratulations
Several maize based fermented products, such as Ogi in West Africa, Togwa in Tanzania, Banku in Ghana Kenkey in Ghana, mahewu in South Africa, Mawe in Benin have been documented [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11].