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What does 'piri-piri' mean, and where does it come from? We explain the different spelling variations on this name for the African bird's-eye chilli.
Piri-piri, peri-peri or peli-peli is the name used in Portuguese and a number of African languages to describe the African bird's-eye chili. The variations in spelling derive from the various pronunciations of the word in parts of Africa, although 'piri-piri' is the correct spelling in Portuguese.