THIS COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY offers a guide to Ethiopian cuisine: the names of dishes commonly served at Ethiopian restaurants, along with entries for many words and terms relating to Ethiopian food. 

Berbere በርበሬ. An Ethiopian red pepper powder used to make a wot. It’s dried, finely ground hot Mexican chili pepper blended with other spices – sometimes half a dozen or more – of the chef’s choosing. This is also the basic Amharic word for pepper, and the name for the variety of pepper used to make the spice is berbere as well. In English, we would call it a chili pepper. 

Qanta ቃንጣ. quanta, or beef jerky. 

MITMITA. is a spicy powdered seasoning mix used in Ethiopia.