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Definition of the noun Alaba

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Alaba is a genus of Litiopidae, described by H. Adams & A. Adams in 1853.

Alaba is a subgenus of Litiopidae.


Alaba a.k.a. Alaba Language: Alaba-K'abeena, also known as Wanbasana, is a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia in the Great Rift Valley southwest of Lake Shala. The literacy rate of native speakers in their language is below 1%, while their literacy rate in second languages is 8.6%; Alaba-K'abeena is taught in primary schools. It has an 81% lexical similarity with Kambaata. However Fleming classifies K'abeena as a dialect of Kambaata, and Blench classify both as dialects of Kambaata. The 2007 census in Ethiopia lists Alaba and Qebena as separate languages.

  • also known as Allaaba, Halaba, Alaba-K’abeena language

Phrases with Alaba

Phrases starting with the word Alaba:

  1. Alaba Coma
  2. Alaba Lixa
  3. Alaba Fulva
  4. Alaba Picta
  5. Alaba Vibex
  6. Alaba Albugo
  7. Alaba Lirata
  8. Alaba Monile
  9. Alaba Pinnae
  10. Alaba Zadela
  11. Alaba incerta
  12. Alaba Pulchra
  13. Alaba serrana
  14. Alaba Striata
  15. Alaba Fragilis
  16. Alaba Martensi
  17. Alaba Opiniosa

Phrases ending with the word Alaba:

  1. Sida alaba
  2. Delia alaba
  3. genus Alaba

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Google previewPractising Development (2013)

Social Science Perspectives by Johan Pottier

The presumed ignorance came through in the original proposal the agency submitted: Alaba is a highly traditional Muslim woreda, with customs dating back centuries, and is surrounded by non-Muslim (more 'modernised') communities on all ...

Google previewModern Geography (1817)

A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies; with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles; in All Parts of the World: Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations. Digested on a New Plan by John Pinkerton, Nicolle de La Croix, John Pond

The alaba is the pita/Jaya of California, and is a delicious and ...

Google previewNollywood Central (2016)

by Jade L. Miller

Alaba is a city unto itself, with streets, churches, banks and apartments, though all look similar: low, dusty and constructed of inexpensive materials. The market, according to a rough and somewhat questionable estimate from over a decade ...

Google previewPrecarious Creativity (2016)

Global Media, Local Labor by Michael Curtin, Kevin Sanson

Alaba is a city unto itself, with streets, churches, banks, and apartments, all low, dusty structures built from inexpensive materials. The market, according to a rough and unsourced estimate from over a decade ago, may be the epicenter of 75 ...

Google previewMan (1921)

The next child is called Alaba, and is the servant of Idowu, and the next is Idogbe, who watches the house while others come, and is very precious. Seven are said to have been born at once in Ibadan in 1907, and an eyewitness certified the ...

Google previewWorld and Its Peoples (2006)

by Marshall Cavendish

Alaba is a popular folk genre that originated among the Bedouins.

Google previewThe Journal of the Royal Geographical Society (1880)

by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

The Alaba camp (Chang). The Alaba is a tree, VOL. L. S the ...

Google previewNathan Barlow MD, Nearest Doctor For A Million People (2013)

by Lois Merritt

Alaba is a town of about one hundred thatched houses built in a circle around the market place, which is about six acres in size. The houses are numerous in the surrounding area, where corn and beans are growing. There is a mosque ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ethiopia (2013)

by David H. Shinn, Thomas P. Ofcansky

ALABA PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE. Some 257,000 (2012 Joshua Project estimate) Alaba people live in the Rift Valley southwest of Lake Shala. The Bilate River separates them from the Kembata to the west. The Hadiya reside to the north and ...

Google previewDictionary of European Proverbs (2012)

by Emanuel Strauss

est suum cuique pulchrum est chacun prise sa marchandise chaque mercier prise ses et son panier chaque potier vante son pot demandez-le mon compagnon, qui est menteur que moi cada buhonero alaba sus agujas cada ollero alaba su ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of European Proverbs (2013)

by Emanuel Strauss

qui est aussi menteur que moi Sp: cadabuhonero alaba susagujas cadaollero alabasu puchero cadaollero su olla alaba,y más si la trae quebrada demándalo a Muño, que sabe más mentir queyo Port: cada bufarinheiro louva seus alfinetes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

Alaba. (Halaba) The Alaba are a subgroup of the Sadama people of southwestern Ethiopia. Alagia. See Alladian. Alago. See Alagoa. Alagoa. (Alago; Arago) The majority of the Alagoa live in Nigeria's central Plateau State. They are related to ...

Google previewDictionarium Britannicum: Or a More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant. ... Illustrated with Near Five Hundred Cuts, for Giving a Clear Idea of Those Figures, Not So Well Apprehended by Verbal Description. ... The Whole Digested ... Young Students and Foreigners. A Work Useful ... and Write True English (1736)

by Nathan Bailey, Thomas Lediard, Philip Miller, George Gordon

- ALABA' NniCA Rosa [so named os Alolamla in Asixz Minor] a sort os Damask Rose with whitish ...

Google previewThe New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language (1775)

In Which All The Words are Introduced ... : To Which Is Prefixed, A Comprehensive Grammar ; In Two Volumes by John Ash

ALABA/STER (s, from the Greek anagaroo;) A kind of oft marble, generally white: - AWabaster (adj. from the subs.) Belonging to, or made of alabaster. w ALABASTRA (s. in botany) The green leaves of a plant that encompass the flower .

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Scrabble value of A1L1A1B3A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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