"Potatoes and carrots and onions are vegetables"
Translation:Viazi na karoti na vitunguu ni mboga
I observed (in Tanzania), that "mboga" means "side that accompanies the chakula." So, if you have chicken with your ugali, the ugali is the chakula and the chicken is the mboga. I learned that if I talked (or asked) about mboga, people would talk about fish, beans, meat, greens-- anything that comes on the plate next to the chakula. If I wanted to specifically speak about vegetables-- excluding fish and meat-- I learned to say "mboga za majani" (mboga that have leaves) or "mboga mboga."