Sorghum bicolor (Common names)

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Sorghum bicolor (broomcorn) (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: sorghum; sorgo (sugary types)
  • German: Mohrenhirse, Kaffernhirse
  • Dutch: kafferkoren, sorghum
  • Swedish: durra
  • Danish: durra, milo
  • Norwegian:
  • Icelandic:


  • French: sorgho; gros mil (Africa)
  • Italian: sorgo
  • Spanish: sorgo; maicillo (central America)
  • Catalan:
  • Portuguese: sorgo
  • Romanian: mălai, mături


  • Russian: сорго - sorgo
  • Polish: sorgo
  • Czech: čirok
  • Slovak:
  • Bulgarian: сорго - sorgo
  • Croatian: sirak
  • Serb: сирак
  • Slovenian:


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian:
  • Albanian: fshesë (fshesa with the article)
  • Greek:
  • Turkish: darı, zura, hind darısı
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: durra, cirok
  • Finnish:
  • Estonian:

Sources and commentaries

  • Greek
    • "Called popularly in Greece and in Anatolia by Greeks νταρί - dari, λιανοκαλάμποκο - lianokalamboko, καλαμπόκι - kalamboki and αραποσίταρο - arapositaro, according to places. In Tiliria of Crete, it is called τσέργο - tsergo" (Gennadios).
  • Rumanian
    • Mălai is also a regional name for maize (Borza).