I'm Australian. We call fries chips. We call crisps chips. When we don't know which ones someone means, sometimes people disambiguate by calling them "potato chips" ... thanks, that clears that right up! Lol.
I wish Swahili just made up their own word, like vikiazi or something.
Me too. I observed that which word is used for certain things if often dependent on when the former colony got mad at England. If the food was common before the split, the UK name was retained, if not they chose their own tern from either indigenous or immigrant languages. (e.g. zucchini vs. courgette)