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Re: The meaning of the word AYALA.
Posted by: Silvia Ayala Date: February 13, 2002 at 14:02:08
In Reply to: The meaning of the word AYALA. by Juan Carlos Ayala of 522

This is my version of the meaning of Ayala. As many people have known that the spaniards in Cordoba were Muslims for awhile. They were also spreaded to many islands and countries. Ay is a variation of Ya, meaning like saying "ya Allah" Is like saying "Ay mi Dios" like when you say "AY, AY, AY" so the meaning stays the same in spanish. Now =Ala, is indeed Allah, also is "Ole" like the bullfighters in spain, usually called the name of God (Allah) when they commenced. Ole and Ala is the same as Allah. Also, I heard my family say it meant it was a tower, but who knows. I like to also think the first one, as I am Muslim myself. Yet, my family from my dad side were of the st.james that killed and migrated all the muslims from Spain. But then again we would probably never spread out to be mexicans and puerto ricans. I love the puerto Rican culture, i mix it together with my religion as they are both a part of me.
Silvia Ayala Santiago aka Salma.


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