Wahala. Wahala means Trouble, and its meaning can change depending on context. When someone says No wahala, they could mean Yes or No problem. The flip side is Wahala dey o, meaning there is a problem.
What language is Wahala?
noun ; Affliction, trouble or tribulation Wahala is a word that has been used in both the Yoruba and Hausa language for a very long period of time. These two languages are very distinct and are spoken in completely different regions of Nigeria.
Is Wahala a Yoruba word?
Wahala. Well, this isnt just a Yoruba word by way of Hausa; its made its way into most Nigerian languages—and into West African Pidgin English. It means “trouble.” Its derived from the Arabic “wahla,” which means “fright,” “terror.”
What is No Wahala meaning?
”No wahala” is the pidgin expression used for confirmation or approval. When someone says “No wahala”, it could mean “Yes” or “No problem”. When you want to say “No” then this word alone will do. “Wahala” on its own means ”trouble”, similar to the way the word bacchanal is used in the Caribbean.
How do you say hello in pidgin English?
Usually pronounced “har fa”. “How far?” is the most common way to say “hello” in Nigerian pidgin…. When you are not sure how to greet somebody, it is always appropriate to say “Kóyo ”.