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Table 2 Local terms and their approximate English equivalents

From: Community concepts of malaria-related illness with and without convulsions in southern Ghana

Vignette with convulsions
Obosomase English translation Galo-Sota English translation
Sroakyereno Attacked by the sky Xeivitsoe Taken/attacked by a bird
Adiatorniso Obsessed or possessed Adukpodzidor dzedzi Attacked by garbage dump illness
Atridii barima akyereno Attacked by male malaria Hehedor dzedzi Attacked by stretching illness
   Dordzagla/dorsese dzedzi Attacked by a strong illness
   Dzifotorwotsoe Taken by the people of the sky
   Miatorwotsoe Taken by our friends
Vignette without convulsions 1
Atridii Hot body, yellowish urine, yellowish eyes, Vomiting, cold, and shivering, bodily pains, weakness, refusal of food, easily startled, paleness, weight loss, etc Asra Hot body, yellowish urine, yellowish eyes, Vomiting, cold and shivering, bodily pains, weakness, refusal of food, easily startled, paleness, weight loss, etc
Ebun   Fever  
Feve   Nudza  
Malaria   Malaria  
  1. 1Local terms and names for MRI without convulsions have no single equivalent in English, and were used interchangeably to represent similar conditions. "Malaria" and "fever" have also been incorporated in local usage as terms and names.