wahala

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَهْلَة(wahla, fright, terror).

Noun[edit]

wàhalā̀ f (plural wahalōcī or wàhàlce-wàhàlce or wàhàlhàlū, possessed form wàhalàr̃)

  1. trouble, problem, difficulty

Descendants[edit]

  • Yoruba: wàhálà
    • Krio: wahala
    • Nigerian Pidgin: wahala

Krio[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yoruba wàhálà, from Hausa wàhalā̀, from Arabic وَهْلَة(wahla, fright, terror).

Noun[edit]

wahala

  1. trouble, problem

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yoruba wàhálà, from Hausa wàhalā̀, from Arabic وَهْلَة(wahla, fright, terror).

Noun[edit]

wahala

  1. trouble, suffering, problem, bad luck

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hausa wàhalā̀, from Arabic وَهْلَة(wahla, fright, terror).

Noun[edit]

wàhálà

  1. trouble, problem, difficulty

Descendants[edit]