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Allah

[ al-uh, ah-luh, ah-lah ]
/ ˈæl ə, ˈɑ lə, ˌɑˈlɑ /
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noun Islam.
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Origin of Allah

First recorded in 1580–90; from Arabic Allāh, akin to ilāh “god”
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British Dictionary definitions for Allah

Allah
/ (ˈælə) /

noun
Islam the Muslim name for God; the one Supreme Being

Word Origin for Allah

C16: from Arabic, from al the + Ilāh god; compare Hebrew elōah
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Cultural definitions for Allah

Allah

The name for God, the Supreme Being, in the Arabic language; the common name for God in Islam.

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