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"From the Ted Talk by Achenyo Idachaba: How I turned a deadly plant into a thriving business"

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The plant is known as water hyacinth and its botanical name, Eichhornia crassipes. Interestingly, in nregiia, the plant is also known by other names, names associated with historical events, as well as myths. In some places, the palnt is called Babangida. When you hear bgdnabaia, you remember the milirtay and military coups. And you think: fear, rsnraitet. In parts of Nigeria in the Niger dtlea, the plant is also known as Abiola. When you hear Abiola, you remember aunlenld elections and you think: dashed hopes. In the southwestern part of Nigeria, the plant is known as Gbe'borun. Gbe'borun is a Yoruba phrase which translates to "gossip," or "talebearer." When you think of gossip, you think: rapid reproduction, destruction. And in the Igala-speaking part of Nigeria, the plant is known as A Kp'iye Kp'oma, And when you hear that, you think of death. It literally terlnaasts to "death to mother and child."

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The plant is known as water hyacinth and its botanical name, Eichhornia crassipes. Interestingly, in _______, the plant is also known by other names, names associated with historical events, as well as myths. In some places, the _____ is called Babangida. When you hear _________, you remember the ________ and military coups. And you think: fear, _________. In parts of Nigeria in the Niger _____, the plant is also known as Abiola. When you hear Abiola, you remember ________ elections and you think: dashed hopes. In the southwestern part of Nigeria, the plant is known as Gbe'borun. Gbe'borun is a Yoruba phrase which translates to "gossip," or "talebearer." When you think of gossip, you think: rapid reproduction, destruction. And in the Igala-speaking part of Nigeria, the plant is known as A Kp'iye Kp'oma, And when you hear that, you think of death. It literally __________ to "death to mother and child."

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  2. babangida
  3. restraint
  4. translates
  5. annulled
  6. delta
  7. military
  8. nigeria

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The plant is known as water hyacinth and its botanical name, Eichhornia crassipes. Interestingly, in Nigeria, the plant is also known by other names, names associated with historical events, as well as myths. In some places, the plant is called Babangida. When you hear Babangida, you remember the military and military coups. And you think: fear, restraint. In parts of Nigeria in the Niger Delta, the plant is also known as Abiola. When you hear Abiola, you remember annulled elections and you think: dashed hopes. In the southwestern part of Nigeria, the plant is known as Gbe'borun. Gbe'borun is a Yoruba phrase which translates to "gossip," or "talebearer." When you think of gossip, you think: rapid reproduction, destruction. And in the Igala-speaking part of Nigeria, the plant is known as A Kp'iye Kp'oma, And when you hear that, you think of death. It literally translates to "death to mother and child."

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