8 responses

  1. ELCID777
    August 1, 2014


    They’re called guineos in Honduras as well.

  2. Shani
    March 5, 2014

    @ lula, improve the article, why? It does state that the word is also used in other Spanish speaking countries, which to me, encompasses all of the Spanish speaking countries. Including Puerto Rico. Btw, I think Chinas for oranges is rather funny. Why not call things by their proper name. To each their own.

  3. Milka
    January 25, 2014

    In Puerto Rico we say guineo and call oranges chinas as well, I didn’t know Dominicans and other latin countries did too.

  4. Judy Knudson
    December 2, 2013

    We lived in the Dominican Republic for 4+ years and didn’t learn the origin of the name guineo until we saw your article. Thanks! Puerto Rico, too, and Cuba, and Ecuador! We’re going to Costa Rica next month so we’ll ask for bananos(as?) to eat quando maduros(as)–or platoons maduros.

  5. Marianella Morrison
    November 28, 2013

    En Costa Rica los guineos, plátanos y bananos son completamente diferentes. A diferencia de los plátanos el guineo lo comemos solo cuando está verde y hay que cocinarlo. El banano solo cuando está maduro y por ser fruta se come crudo. El plátano se puede comer verde o maduro y no se come crudo.

  6. Janine
    February 26, 2013

    Guineo is also used in Ecuador.

    • Luis Amat
      May 27, 2013

      En la provincia de Oriente en Cuba, nunca se uso el nombre Banana, ni platanitos,
      solo se usaba la palabra GUINEO…

  7. lula
    October 30, 2012

    guineo is also used in Puerto Rico.
    You might want to improve this article :

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