English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Malay Baba or baba.

Noun edit

Baba (plural Babas)

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) A male Peranakan.

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German edit

Etymology 1 edit

From a Slavic language. Compare Polish baba (grandmother), Russian баба (baba, grandma).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbaːba]
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Noun edit

Baba f (genitive Baba, plural Babas)

  1. (regional) grandma
    Synonyms: Oma, Großmutter
Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Baba” in Duden online

Etymology 2 edit

Adjective edit

Baba (indeclinable, predicative only)

  1. Alternative spelling of baba (boss, rad, fly)

Hausa edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bàː.bá/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [bàː.bə́]

Proper noun edit

Bā̀ba m or f

  1. a unisex given name

Jamamadí edit

Proper noun edit

Baba

  1. (Banawá) a unisex given name

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Japanese edit

Romanization edit

Baba

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ばば

Latvian edit

Etymology edit

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1618. Contraction of Barbara.

Proper noun edit

Baba f

  1. a female given name

Usage notes edit

  • Common in Latvia in the 17th and 18th century, but unused today.

Related terms edit

References edit

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Baba did not occur as only given name of anyone in Latvia on May 21, 2010.

Malay edit

Etymology edit

Possibly ultimately derived from Classical Persian بابا (bâbâ) or Ashokan Prakrit *𑀩𑀸𑀩𑁆𑀩𑀓 (*bābbaka, father). Compare Hindi बाबा (bābā), Urdu بابا (bābā), Bengali বাবা (baba). See Baba (honorific).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaba/, [ˈba.ba]

Noun edit

Baba (Jawi spelling باب, plural Baba-Baba, informal 1st possessive Babaku, 2nd possessive Babamu, 3rd possessive Babanya)

  1. A male Peranakan (mostly found in Malacca, who speak Baba Malay, and historically descend from colonial Straits-born Chinese)
  2. A male descendant of Peranakans (Baba Nyonya)

Descendants edit

  • English: Baba
  • Hokkien: 峇峇 (bâ-bâ / bā-bā)
    • Cantonese: 峇峇 (baa1 baa1)
    • Mandarin: 峇峇 (bābā)

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Further reading edit

  •   Baba Nyonya on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Baba” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Wilkinson, Richard James (1901) “باب baba”, in A Malay-English dictionary, Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh limited, pages 72-73
  • Wilkinson, Richard James (1932) “baba”, in A Malay-English dictionary (romanised), volume II, Mytilene, Greece: Salavopoulos & Kinderlis, page 59

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

From baba, definite form of babă.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Baba f

  1. A village in Horea, Alba, Romania
  2. A village in Coroieni, Maramureș, Romania