The French word for banana that has been adapted into the English language in many ways.
The first banunus imported from Australia were by the English and named banana. The announcement of the banana in France was made by King Poodlepoo
II. He held a banana up to a large crowd in France and due to a genetic speech problem exclaimed BANUNU!
In the late 1800s and early 1900s because of a high French population in Quebec the pronunciation banunu was regularly used even by English speaking families. The term "banunu" spread rapidly as a popular way to pronounce banana by Canadian banana farmers throughout Canada. Next spread to America and then to the rest of the world. It began to be used as a substitute of the word banana when referring to agricultural farming. It became extremely common in India and used about half of the time in Indian English. Modern day Americans seem to think of banunu as being part of the Louisiana or southern accents.
Banunu farms were on both sides of the road.