From Pali bhāsā, from Sanskrit भाषा (bhāṣā). Compare Bengali ভাষা (bhasha), Gujarati બાશા (bāśā), Hindi भाषा (bhāṣā), Indonesian bahasa, Javanese basa, Kannada ಭಾಷೆ (bhāṣe), Khmer ភាសា (pīăsā), Lao ພາສາ (phaa-saa), Malay bahasa, Malayalam ഭാഷ (bhāṣa), Marathi भाषा (bhāṣā), Punjabi ਭਾਸ਼ਾ (bhāśā), Telugu భాష (bhāṣa).
ภาษา • (paasăa)
- language (form of communication using words: spoken, gestured, or written)
- language (computer language)
- (archaic) a minority that speaks a certain language
- (figuratively) any matter, content, or story that is understood by the people discussing it