Words & phrases with religious significance starting with the letter A.
Many of these terms may actually be Arabic or Wolofized Arabic. Many Wolof speakers practice Islam which uses the Arabic language.
ajaratu – title given to a woman who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca
aji Makka – to go to Mecca
aj gi – the pilgrimage
Aji – title given to a woman who has made the pilgrimage
ajjana, aljana, arjana – heaven, paradise
allaaji, alxaaji – title of a man who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca
allaaxira – the next world
alla-akubaar, allahu-akbar – God is great
alxamdulillaa – praise be to God
alxuraan – the Koran
amiin – amen
astafurlaa – may God forgive, God help us. (an exclamation of astonishment)
atte Yalla la – it is the judgement of God, it is fate