Gonji, Gomji: 4 definitions


Gonji means something in the history of ancient India, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Gonji (“glycosmis pentaphylla”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Malas (considered the Pariahs of the Telugu country) of the Daindla section. The Mala people are almost equally inferior in position to the Madigas and have, in their various sub-divisions, many exogamous septs (e.g., Gonji).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Gonji [గొంజి] in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC. from the Rutaceae (Lemon) family having the following synonyms: Glycosmis arborea, Glycosmis quinquefolia. For the possible medicinal usage of gonji, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Gonji [ಗೊಂಜಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Careya arborea Roxb. from the Lecythidaceae (Brazilnut) family.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Gonji in India is the name of a plant defined with Glycosmis cochinchinensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Glycosmis touranensis Guillaumin (among others).

2) Gonji is also identified with Careya arborea It has the synonym Careya arborea Roxb. & Roxb. (etc.).

3) Gonji is also identified with Glycosmis pentaphylla It has the synonym Myxospermum chylocarpum (Wight & Arn.) M. Roem. (etc.).

4) Gonji in Mali is also identified with Azadirachta indica It has the synonym Melia indica (A. Juss.) Brandis (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Prodr. Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ Orient. (1834)
· Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1896)
· Blumea (1948)
· For. Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1874)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1835)
· Lingnaam Agricultural Review (1924)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Gonji, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, health benefits, diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Goṃji (ಗೊಂಜಿ):—[noun] the deciduous tree Careya arborea of Lecythidaceae family, usu. of medium size with obovate leaves.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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