What is Jabaja?


jabaja is an undefineable word and language. It is best described as meaning everything, nothing, and anything. It is used by many people around the world to express all kinds of emotions and to free themselves. To direct a jabaja at someone or something, make the jabaja hand sign. Put your fingers together and keep your thumb slightly above them extend you arm. The hand must be sideways like the position you shake hands in. The hand can never be palm up or down.


In all jabaja words, 'j's are pronounced as 'y's. This is the case unless there is a double j* i.e. "jjadaraj" would be pronounced "Ja'Da'Rey". (*When writing by hand, 'jj' in any word is written as one j with two dots above it.) jabaja, when talking about the name of the language, is pronounced "Ya'Bey". As you can see, the last 'a' is silent. However, it is also used as a word in the language. When used as a word, it is pronounced with the 'a', hence becoming "Ya'Bey'Ya". To say "Ya'Bey" as a word, it is spelt 'jabaj'.


In the origins of the language, jabaja was not part of the vocabulary. jabaja started out as just a sound in late 2005. At this point, this noise would best be described as a long "aaaaaaa" with a nasal tone, initiated from the back of the throat. This remains today as the jabaja accent, as it is the accent used while saying most jabaja words. This sound is still used today, but more commonly in short, sharp, loud bursts, spelt 'ej'.

Late in 2006, this sound was similar, except for a 'b' was inserted into it, becoming "abaaaa". This is properly spelt 'abaya'. This word is currently seldom used.

Somwhere from the early stages of 2007, in an unknown way, 'abaya' evolved into 'yabai', which is the same as 'jabaj', only spelt differently. Later that year, the spelling developed into what it is now, "jabaja". This is still the most commonly used word in the language, but many different forms, such as rajabaja, shalamaja, and jjadaraja,

have come into the language as separate words, most meaning the same: everything, nothing, and anything.

Jabaja is always evolving, so don't feel limited to only the examples below for two reasons: those are only the most common jabajas, and new ones are being created everyday by lots of people. However, do not force naking new jabajas. New ones should only come when it just slips out.

--Common Words and Usage--

*other than their written definition, all the words can be used for everything, nothing, and anything. Also, all may have an 'a' added or taken away at the end of the word i.e. 'raja' becomes 'raj'. Unless otherwise stated, all words use the jabaja accent.

jabaj(Ya'Bey): the most commonly used word in the language. Used for any purpose.

javaj(Ya'Vey): used for any purpose. Commonly used for the 'devious jabaja', which can only be perfectly excecuted by one. The 'ja' is very silent, and the 'vaj' comes out very loud, and is said in a devious voice while maintaining the jabaja accent. jaVAJ!!!

raja(Rey'Ya): a call; used to gather attention from other near jabajas.

baja(Bey'Ya): the answer to the call "raja".

rajabaja(Rey'Ya'Bey'Ya): sometimes used as a name for another jabaj

ej(Ehh): often used loudly as an expression of anger, or any other emotion and/or to free yourself. Used softly as a statement of acknowledgment and/or agreement.

dej(Dey): often used loudly for the same purpose as 'ej'

shalamaja(Sha'La'Mey'Ya): a very popular jabaja. Used for any purpose.

esa(Es'Sa): a prefix, scarcely used by itself. Usually preceeds other words and/or large combinations of words. Most of the time, esa is directly followed by 'da' and then other word(s) i.e. esadarajabajashalamaja

jjada(Ja'Da): mostly used as a prefix for other words such as raja and baja

jjesa(Jes'Sa): mostly used for same purpose as 'jjada'

kurra(Koo'Rah): DOES NOT USE JABAJA ACCENT. Used to express confusion, misunderstanding, and surprise mostly. The accent for kurra is initiated from deep within the chest and comes out softly and slightly raspy.

komatsnala(Koh'Mahts'Nah'Lah): DOES NOT USE JABAJA ACCENT. Often used as a greeting, like 'what's up'. Uses same accent as 'kurra'

jjabiijj(Ja'Beej): DOES NOT USE JABAJA ACCENT. Used for any purpose. In this word, use your normal voice and soften the 'j's. Note that when writing by hand, the 'jj's and 'ii's would be written as one 'j' and one 'i', each with two dots above. Another 'ii' is often added to the end, making 'jjabiijjii'(Ja'Bee'Jee)


jabaj: Jake: "jabaj!"

javaj: Other:"Roshan, do your devious!"


The devious jabaj is Roshan's signature

raja and baja: Connor:"raja!"


Connor called, and Shen, being near, answered

rajabaja and ej: Jake:"Hey, rajabaja!"


Nikola is acknowledging that he heard Jake

dej: Other:"Fuck You"

Random jabaja:"dej!"

This jabaja is angry as the other cursed him

esa, shalamaja, jjada, and jjesa:

jabaja:"esa daraja kurraja dabaja shalamaja jjadaraja

lajawaja jjesaaja chajanaja komatsnala dumpeedumpee

ousiousi jabaja"

This jabaja has just sung the jabaja song.(usually,

this would all be one word, but it was too many

characters in one word for Urban dictionary to allow.)

kurra: Teacher:"Read chapters 3 to 23 for next day."


this jabaja is very surprised at the amount of HW

komatsnala: jabaja:"komatsnala

This jabaja has maybe greeted someone in the hall

jjabiijj: jabaja:"jjabiijj

See jabaja, language, kurra


Being the most recognizable and widely used word in it's language, Jabaja is pronounced with two simple rules, which are as follow. J's are ALWAYS pronounced as Y's, and the final A of exclusively the word Jabaja is silent.

This word is the psychological cocaine. It means everything and nothing at the same time. Whispering, yelling, or writing this word will satisfy men's natural instincts. To complete the picture, one must extend his arm forwards with the fingers tightly together and pointing, while the thumb lies on top. The hand MUST be perpendicular to the ground. (face down or up is not acceptable)

After mastering Jabaja, one can use it with similarly sounding words, mostly ending with a "ja" (Ya)

(People WILL hate you if you do Jabaja explicitly. But do not fear prosecution; the Christians went through it too.)


Shalamaja daja?

Kuraja dabaja.

Generajamaja-eja daraja!

Kurra... ejadaraja, calamaja.

Doompee Doompee! (An example where it does NOT end with a "ja"


Why did the girl wear low-riders, smoke, and act really cool in a party?

Because she wants to get Lajawaja! (An example of putting Jabaja into English and making a pun.)

See jabaja, kurra


We often take our ability to speak and make sounds foregranted. One day the creator was exercising is sound making ability and he came up with something that sounded like "eyyyyyyyyye eyyy." words and even languages often evolve from the simplest of sounds, and for jabaja, this was the beggining.

Jabaja is a word that means anything and nothing. Jabaja is the blank canvass that the jabajger can fill with his or her thoughts and emotions. To correctly pronounce jabaja, one must first think of some one saying "Yeh" in a somewhat nasal fashion. The next part is pronounced as "beay." combine the two and you will say jabaja.

The gramatical rules of jabaja are simple. One must pronounce all J's and Y's and if one wishes to have a J pronounced as a j one must put ".." ontop of the J. In the word jabaja and in all words containing jabaja, the end a is writtten but not pronounced; it is a silent a (to make the end a heard, and extra a is added). All other rules are the same as they are in english.

to make the jabaja hand sign, put your fingers together and allow your thumb to rest ontop of them extend you arm. NOTE: the hand must be sideways like the position you shake hands in. The hand can never be palm up or down, ESPECIALLY not down for that is a dirty salute. The reason the sideways hand was chosen is because its simple to do, and it feels as if you are "presenting' the jabaja to someone. The motion of the hand must be as follows: the arm must be thrown forwards like a starter starting a race, the hand (with wrist cocked back at almost 90 degrees0 follows the arm and the wrist snaps shut(to almost 0 degrees) while the hand is moving. In a consecutive jabaja, after the first 90-0 snap, the wrist reapeates this motion with either the whole arm motion reapeating of just the wrist motion. It is not nessacary to accompany your jabaja with the arm motion.

jabaja has many words that are "branches of jabaja"



esadaraja, shalamaja, bajawaja




doompj doompj


ousi ousi


Jem Jem

* these are just guideliness to jabaja. Everyone finds their own jabaja, so be creative!

To Make a new jabaja, jabajas sometimes yell jabaja in all forms at each other until a new, good sounding one is created. This is called quick jabaja evolution. ie. sadarajadajemjem + esadajsarjadakurra could be-> Dajasadaja!

long jabaja evolution is when the whole pronuciation of jabaja is changed over time


eyyyy eyyyy-> abaaay-> yabai-> jabaja!

jabaja is very addictave and almost impossible to quit saying; however, it gives humanity a place to express it's feelings, and also lots of fun to say it among friends.

use it at your own risk.

Dajasadaja, please kurrajabaja the cat

(a mother, fluent in jabaja speaking to her jabajaling)

she wanted my benajaajaa so i put it in her kurra and she went esadajemjem!

kurra is a word of misunderstanding, perhaps its the only word that doesnt mean anything and everything.

See jabaja, kurra, jemjem


A word that can be said to mean anything. Often put in a string with similar sounding syllables or shortened to convey a small emotion

Note: Nick Mostowich is also an expert on this commonly used phrase

Nerd: wtf man that was weird.

Asederajabajaguy: yea that was seriously jabajed. like, Esederajabajaderaja. ENNNNJH!

See jabaja, raja, baja


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