[ buh-rah-kuh ]

  1. a spiritual power believed to be possessed by certain persons, objects, tombs, etc.

Origin of baraka

<Arabic barakah; compare Hebrew bərākhāh blessing

Words Nearby baraka

Other definitions for Baraka (2 of 2)

[ buh-rah-kuh ]

  1. I·ma·mu A·mi·ri [ih-mah-moouh-meer-ee], /ɪˈmɑ mu əˈmɪər i/, Everett LeRoi Jones, 1934–2014, U.S. dramatist, poet, and political activist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use baraka in a sentence

  • Having made the board game available to more than 4,000 Ugandan students while shouldering rigorous coursework of his own, baraka tells OZY, “It’s so amazing to know that you’re helping children from home who previously couldn’t access learning.”

  • Teachers reached out to baraka asking for more games while schools were shuttered.

  • Soon after beginning his college courses in Madison, baraka created the board game 5 STA-Z, a product of his startup social enterprise My Home Stars, and the result of working closely with the teachers from his refugee camp’s primary school.

  • Frustrated by the constant work required to maintain his home’s grass-thatched roof, easily damaged by wind, rain and rodents, baraka set his sights on becoming an engineer in hopes that he could one day build a more durable house for his family.

  • Whenever he returned home from South Africa, baraka volunteered as a teacher’s aid at his former primary school “I realized children in the front were very concentrated while the ones in the back were doing their own things,” he recalls.