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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wal"lah
A black variety of the jaguar; -- called also tapir tiger.
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  1. Usually in combination: person in charge of or employed at a particular thing ("a kitchen wallah" and "the book wallah")

Either from Hindi -वाला (-vālā, “pertaining to”) or from Hindi वाला (-vālā, “person in charge”), from Sanskrit पाल (pāla, “protector”), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (“protect”).

  1. (India) A servant or other person responsible for something, often specified before it, for example kitchen wallah.
  2. (Britain, slang) A guy or bloke.

From Arabic وَٱللّٰه (wal-lāh).

    wallah was also found in the following language(s): French

    Fun Facts about the name Wallah

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    Past life for Wallah born Jan 8, 1993

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

    You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.