Malaika: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Malaika

Malaika

Pronunciation: mah-LIY-kə (key)

Origin of the name Malaika:

A Swahili name meaning "angel."

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"Angel" (Swahili)
"Angels" (Arabic)

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"Malaika" is a song originally recorded by the Fadhili William and his band Jambo Boys in Kenya, 1960. It has since been recorded by Charles Worrod, Miriam Makeba, Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, Angelique Kidjo, Helmut Lottie, Hep Stars, Rocco Granata, and Boney M.

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