Benediction [alternative to "dugawu"]

Does anyone know how to say “benediction” in Bambara/Manding?

I’m fully aware of ‘duga’ however, that is a loanword from Arabic.


Hi Christy! I already commented about the slippery slope of determining which words authentically belong to a language in your post about non-Arabic alternatives to amiina, so I won’t say anything about that again here :slight_smile:

I don’t know of any other words for “benediction” besides dugawu, duba, etc. This could be because the concept of a benediction in West Africa originally comes the Islamic tradition and therefore from the Arabic “d-3-a” (دعا).

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