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 n.— «We asked the chief who hails from Iviukwe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State if he visits these eateries popularly called “mama put” in Nigerian parlance. His words: “Yes, even now I like eating in the bukateria. I like this mama put system where you go to the pot and point out the orisirisi (assortment of meat), the edo (liver) the saki, the ponmo and the rest.» —“Ozekhome: A generalissimo in whom 72 kings are well pleased” by Sam Umukoro, Dafe Ivwurie Vanguard (Apapa, Nigeria) May 23, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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