Amma


Amma

Amma has several meanings:

As a name:

* In Ghana, girls who are born on a Saturday are named Amma (sometimes spelt Ama), meaning "Saturday born".

*Amma means mother in Tamil, Konkani, Telugu language,Kannada , Sinhalese, Bengali, Malayalam, Korean, and some Sino-Tibetan languages
* Amma means grandmother in the Icelandic language
*It is also used to address elderly women as a sign of respect.

Several individuals are known as Amma:

* Steve Bokolas
* Bangaru Adigalar (born March 3rd, 1941), a Spiritual Guru from Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
* Mata Amritanandamayi (born 1953), an Indian spiritual leader; she is also known as "the hugging saint"
* Sri Karunamayi (born 1958), an Indian spiritual leader, affectionately called "Amma" by her devotees.
* Mathrusri Anasuyadevi (1923–1985), an Indian spiritual leader, known as Amma, Jillellamudi
* Jayalalithaa Jayaram (born 1948), a Tamil Nadu politician

Amma may also refer to:

* Amma, the supreme creator according to the Dogon people of Mali (see also Fonio)
* Amma, the ancestress of the thralls or serfs in Norse mythology (see Ríg)
* Amma, an ancient Chinese phrase for "push-pull", usually referring to massage or Asian Bodywork Therapy.

As a title, Amma usually means mother in East Asian countries. As an acronym Amma or AMMA may mean:

*American Medical Marijuana Association
*American Medical Massage Association
* Association of Malayalam Movie Artists


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