"Maize flour stiff porridge"

Translation:Ugali wa sembe

May 21, 2017



I'd say the English for ugali is "ugali" - 'stiff porridge' may be an accurate description, but it's not what you'd call ugali when talking English.

September 30, 2017


Is this referring to uji?

May 21, 2017


Not quite. Ugali is a thick, stiff maize porridge, whereas uji is much thinner in consistency.

May 21, 2017


Ugali has a consistency so that it can be kneaded with your hand and used to pick up other food

September 9, 2017

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    My father is Tanzanian and uses the word ugi for oatmeal.

    May 17, 2018


    also there is ugali wa dona which is still made from maize

    January 31, 2018

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      I guess I dispute this because Ugali is made with corn flour and rice flour in my family so why differentiate it?

      May 17, 2018


      Sembe sounds more like sorghum or millet. According to Kenyans, it should be ugali wa mahindi or just "ugali."

      December 29, 2018
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