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Definitions of "Jah" (Slang)


1. Jah


Definition

Jah is a term used by Rastafarians to refer to God. It is derived from the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh. Rastafarians believe that Jah is the true and living God, the Almighty, and the source of all creation. The term is often used in Rastafarian prayers, songs, and conversations to express reverence and spiritual connection.


Related Words

Babylon , Ball head , Blessed , Bobo dread ,



posted by anonymous on May 22, 2023


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2. Jah


English Translation

God


Definition

A great name used by Jamaicans to show their respect to the creator and the king of the nation


Example Sentences

Patois: Give thanks to jah
English: I'm thankful for God


Related Words

All fruits ripe , Babylon , Bad like yaz , Bashy ,



posted by Demoney on February 24, 2016


3. Jah


English Translation

Jah guide


Definition

The most high God


Example Sentences

Patois: Jah rule all a di world
English: God rule all the world


Related Words

Babylon , Ball head , Blessed , Bobo dread ,



posted by Nyambarichard on May 9, 2015


4. Jah (Noun)


English Translation

lord


Definition

Rastafariarian expression for Lord or Jehovah


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi luv yuh Jah
English: I loove you Lord


Related Words

Babylon , Ball head , Blessed , Bobo dread ,



posted by deMarco48 on January 12, 2014


5. Jah (Noun)


English Translation

Lord


Definition

Rasta slang for lord or Jehovah


Example Sentences

(patois) Jah shall guide mi
(english) The lord shall guide me



posted by anonymous on April 25, 2013



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