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ja a type of spiritual energy in the Yammanka religion of Falleya

jakama (pl. jakamanu) the Yammaninke word meaning ‘teacher,’ ‘mentor,’ or ‘master,’ a formal address used by an apprentice to address their mentor

Jali a prefix for a member of the jaseli kafo, similar to the English ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

jaliden a diminutive address for a young member of the jaseli kafo

jalido a jaseli-exclusive hall where high-ranking jaseliwu gather to discuss matters that are secret from the public

Jalike a respectful address for a male member of the jaseli kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘Sir.’

jaliya the ‘way of the jaseli’

Jaliyaa a respectful address for a female member of the jaseli kafo, roughly equivalent to the English ‘Ma’am.’

jamana a Yammaninke adjective meaning 'together'

Jamu Kurankite a global peace-keeping and humanitarian aid force of highly trained theonites based in Yamma, meaning literally the ‘Peace Army’

Jamuttaana (pl: Jamuttaananu) an agent of the Jamu Kurankite

jarabolo a fighting style that mixes wrestling and high contact techniques, taught in koro schools across Kelendugu, meaning literally ‘lion arm’

kamaya a term referring to traditional Yammanka social hierarchy, including but not limited to the practice of powerful koronu providing for members of other kafonu in exchange for their services, and young people serving and apprenticing with more experienced members of their own kafo

jaseli (pl: jaseliwu) a member of the endogamous Yammanka social class that manipulates nyama through speech, music, and dance

ji the Yammaninke word for ‘water’

jijaka (pl: jijakalu) a theonite with the ability to control water

jiya the ability to control water

jonn the Yammaninke word for ‘slave’

Joyakalo the tenth month of the twelve-month Dunian calendar, named for the mythical human ancestor Joya from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s April)

Jungsan the capital city of the Kaigenese Empire

 

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