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aba

[uh-bah, ah-buh] /əˈbɑ, ˈɑ bə/
noun
1.
a coarse, felted fabric woven of camel's or goat's hair.
2.
a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.
Also, abba.
Also called abaya.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Arabic ʿabā'(ah)

Aba

[ah-bah] /ɑˈbɑ/
noun
1.
a town in SE Nigeria.

ABA

1.
Amateur Boxing Association.
2.
American Badminton Association.
3.
American Bankers Association.
4.
American Bar Association.
5.
American Basketball Association.
7.
American Booksellers Association.
8.
Associate in Business Administration.
Also, A.B.A.
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British Dictionary definitions for aba

aba

/ˈæbə/
noun
1.
a type of cloth from Syria, made of goat hair or camel hair
2.
a sleeveless outer garment of such cloth
Word Origin
from Arabic

ABA

abbreviation
1.
(in Britain) Amateur Boxing Association
2.
American Booksellers Association
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Related Abbreviations for aba

ABA

  1. abscisic acid
  2. American Badminton Association
  3. American Bankers Association
  4. American Bar Association
  5. American Basketball Association
  6. American Booksellers Association
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Encyclopedia Article for aba

Aba

city, Abia state, southern Nigeria. It lies along the west bank of the Aba River, at the intersection of roads from Port Harcourt, Owerri, Umuahia, Ikot Ekpene, and Ikot Abasi (Opobo). Aba was a traditional market town for the Igbo (Ibo) people of the tropical rainforest before the establishment of a British military post there in 1901. With the construction of the railway in 1915 from Port Harcourt (36 miles [58 km] southwest), the city became a major collecting point for agricultural produce (especially palm oil and palm kernels). By the 1930s Aba was a settled urban community, and it is now a large industrial and commercial centre. An 18.5-mile- (30-kilometre-) long pipeline from the Imo River natural-gas field provides power for Aba's industrial estate. Textiles, pharmaceuticals, soap, plastics, cement, footware, and cosmetics are manufactured in the city, and there are also a brewery and a distillery. Aba has a school of arts and science, secondary schools, a teacher-training college, and several technical and trade institutes. The city is noted for its handicrafts. Pop. (2004 est.) 820,900

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