Table 1: Vernacular names of Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) in different languages.

LanguageCommon name

BengaliNayantara
ChineseChang Chun Hua
DutchRoze maagdenpalm
EnglishBright-eyes, Cape periwinkle, graveyard plant, Madagascar periwinkle, old-maid,
old-maid-flower, rose periwinkle, rosy periwinkle
EthiopiaPhlox
CreoleBigalo
FrenchPervenche de Madagascar, rose amère, sorcerer’s violet
GermanZimmerimmergrün
CreoleKaka poule
HindiSadabahar, Baramassi, Ainskati, Ushamanjairi
IndonesianTapak dara, kembang sari cina
KonkaniSadapushpa
MalayalamNithyakalyani, Savakkottappacha, Ushamalari
MalayKemunting cina
MarathiSada-phul (Sadaphuli)
MyanmareseThin-Baw-MA-Hnyo
PersianGul-e-farang
Portuguese Boa-noite, Boa-tarde, Lavadeira, Pervinca-rosa, Vinca-de-gato,
Vinca-de-madagascar, Vina-rósea
PunjabiRattanjot
SanskritNityakalyani
KrioNgyange
AfrikaansKanniedood
SpanishChatas, Chula, Pervinca de Madagascar, Vinca pervinca, Hierba doncella
SwedishRosensköna
TamilSudukattu mallikai
TeluguBillaganneru

References: [9, 17].