Common Names Around the Globe

Austronesian Languages

  1. Chavacano: amargozo
  2. Ilocano: pariya
  3. Maylay and Indonesian: peria or pare or parai
  4. Tagalog: ampalaya

Dravidian Languages

  1. kannada: hAgala kAyi
  2. Malayalam: kaipakka
  3. Tamil: pavakka
  4. Telugu: kAkara kAyi

Indic Languages

  1. Bengali: korolla
  2. Hindi: karela
  3. Marathi: arla
  4. Sinhalese: karawila
  5. Trinidad Hindi: karaili
  6. Urdu: karela

Japonic Languages

  1. Japanese: nigauri, tsurureishi, & goya
  2. Okinawan: goya

Sino-Tibetan Languages

  1. Mandarin: ku gua
  2. Taiwanese: ko guai
  3. Burmese: kyethinkhathee

Other Languages

  1. Portuguese: melao-de-sao-caetano
  2. Thai: Ma-ra
  3. Vietnamese: kho qua or moup dang
  4. Spanish: balsamina or calabasa china
  5. Dutch: springkomkommer
  6. French: assorossie
  7. German: wunderbalsampfel
  8. Italian: Balsamini Lunghi