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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abanoun

    a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs

  2. abanoun

    a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair


  1. Aba

    Aba is a city and a big trading center, upon the creation of Abia state in 1991, Aba was divided into two local governments areas namely; Aba south and Aba North. Aba south is the main main city center and the heart beat of Abia State, south-east Nigeria. It is located on the Aba River. Aba is made up many villages such as; Umuokpoji Aba, Eziukwu-Aba, Obuda-Aba, Aba Ukwu and other villages from Ohazu merged due to administrative convenience. Aba was established by the Ngwa clan of Igbo People of Nigeria as a market town and then later a military post was placed there by the British colonial administration in 1901. It lies along the west bank of the Aba River, and is at the intersection of roads leading to Port Harcourt, Owerri, Umuahia, Ikot Ekpene, and Ikot Abasi.The city became a collecting point for agricultural products following the British made railway running through it to Port Harcourt. Aba is a major urban settlement and commercial center in a region that is surrounded by small villages and towns. The indigenous people of Aba are the Ngwa. Aba is well known for its craftsmen. As of 2004 Aba had an estimated population of 1,020,900.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aba

    ab′a, n. a Syrian woollen stuff, of goat's or camel's hair, usually striped; an outer garment made of this. [Ar.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ABA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Aba is ranked #81772 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Aba surname appeared 231 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Aba.

    27.2% or 63 total occurrences were White.
    25.9% or 60 total occurrences were Black.
    25.9% or 60 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    19.9% or 46 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABA in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ABA in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Mitchell:

    Worst of all, it [speculation of notable figures] provides fodder for the special educators, special education attorneys, ABA therapists etc. to legitimize their profits and to encourage the false hope and tears for toasted snow that so many parents of these children have.

  2. Julia Bascom:

    It definitely includes ABA.

  3. Ian Storey:

    China is not overly concerned with what Taiwan is doing on Itu Aba given that it believes it will one day control these islands, beijing can live with this.

  4. Ian Storey:

    For decades, the combined wisdom among scholars studying the South China Sea is that Itu Aba is the only island in the Spratlys.

  5. Julia Bascom:

    The language she uses is specifically language we are starting to see used to advocate for a variety of options beyond ABA to be offered.

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