Yoruba ponbele. . . Aishat Alubankudi wrote: Some of the Arabic words that have been assimilated into Yoruba language since the 15th century are:

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Sábàbí – Sabab (reason, cause)
Kádàrá – qadar (destiny, fate)
Àlámòrí – al’amr (affair)
Túbá – Taubah (repentance)
Àníyàn – Anniyah (intention)
Ìbáádà – ibaadah (divine service, act of
devotion or worship)
Àléébù – al’aib (fault,defect or demerit)
Sàdánkátà – sadaqta (bravo, you have spoken the truth)
Sèríyà – shari’ah (Islamic law)
Rìbá – riba (usury, bribe)
hàrámù – haram (illegal act, cheating)
màkàrúrù – makruh (a detested thing, a
dishonest act)
Àláfíà – al’afiyah (good health, well-being)
Àdúà – ad-dua (prayer)
Kálámù – qalam (pen)
wòlíì – waliy (saint, holy man)
Àlùbáríkà – al-barakah (blessing)
Àsírí – Assirr (secret)
Wákàtí – waqt (hour)
àlééfà – khilafah (caliphate)
Àlùbósà – al-basal (onion)
Árísìkí – ar-rizq (good fortune)
Fáàrí – Fakhr (pride, bluff)
Fìtínà – fitnah (worry, trouble)
Màléékà – mala’ika (angels)
mùsíbà – musibah (misfortune)
Sáà – sa’ah (time, term, regime)
Súúrà – Surah (picture, form)
Súnà – Sunnah (tradition)
Sìná – Zina (adultery, fornication)

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