imale

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Participle[edit]

imale (Cyrillic spelling имале)

  1. feminine plural active past participle of imati

Yoruba[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin, but likely from Hausa mālàmī ([Islamic] teacher). A common folk etymology connects the term with the Mali Empire.

Noun[edit]

ìmàle

  1. Muslim
    Synonym: Mùsùlùmí

Usage notes[edit]

This term is not used by Yoruba Muslims.

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: malê