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Subject: Re: Can't find origin or meaning
Author: Menke   (Authenticated as menke)
Date: September 13, 2004 at 11:51:15 AM
Reply to: Can't find origin or meaning by Crystal
i found a source saying it is Hausa (a language and people living in the north of Nigeria) and a source saying it is Swahili, but both say the meaning is 'gift'.

here are the links:

http://www.babynamesworld.com/profile.php?seostats=1&name=Adia
(this website says Adia is Swahili)

http://www.tzschoeckel.de/fnamesa.htm
(this website says Adia is Hausa, note: 'ein Geschenk' is 'a gift' in German, thus same meaning)

http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/people/Hausa.html
(this website is about the Hausa people if you are interested)

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