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By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 0 Views | 🔊 7 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Quechua

Meaning: Nutritious grain crop wit...

Pronunciation: keen-wah, /ˈkiːnwɑː/, K W IH N OW AH

Popularity Rank: #667,143

On this page:

  • 1. Quinoa Meaning
  • 2. Quinoa Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Quinoa
  • 4. Quinoa Translations in other languages
  • 5. Quinoa Name Popularity
  • 6. Names similar to Quinoa

Quinoa Meaning

Originating from the Quechua word ‘kinwa’, Quinoa is a grain crop known for its high nutritional value. It is a staple food in South America and is gaining popularity worldwide due to its health benefits.

Quinoa also means "Nutritious grain crop with origins in South America".

Quinoa is found in Chile, Spain, France, and 8 more countries.

Quinoa Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: keen-wah

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈkiːnwɑː/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: K W IH N OW AH

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

W: Pronounce as in "we" (W IY)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Quinoa?

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How Quinoa is Pronounced in Different Languages?

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Quinoa Translations in other languages

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Quinoa Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Quinoa is recorded 20 times globally, ranking it as the 667,143th most common name worldwide.

Quinoa is most prevalent in Chile, with 5 occurrences, making it the 42,912th most popular name in the country.

Quinoa Popularity by Country

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