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Baraka means blessing in Hebrew, Arabic and Arabic-influenced languages. It may refer to:
- Baraka, also berakhah, in Judaism, a blessing usually recited during a ceremony
- Baraka, also barakah, in Arabic Islam and Arabic-influenced languages such as Swahili, Urdu, Persian, Turkish, a blessing from God in the form of spiritual wisdom or divine presence. Also a spiritual power believed to be possessed by certain persons, objects, tombs.
- Baraka Bashad, meaning "may the blessings be" or just "blessings be", originally a Sufi expression and also used in Eckankar
- Baraka (film), a 1992 experimental documentary film by Ron Fricke
- Baraka (novel), a 1983 novel by John Ralston Saul
- Baraka (Mortal Kombat), a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat series
- The Boys of Baraka, a 2005 documentary film
- Baraka 5b, a novel by Miroslav Krleža
- "Baraka," a song by Sound Tribe Sector 9
- Baraka, a town in the eastern Congolese province of Sud-Kivu on Lake Tanganyika.
- Baraka, Gabon, a site where American missionaries from New England established a mission in 1842 on what is now Libreville
- Baraka, Philippines, a barangay in the Norzagaray municipality, in the province of Bulacan
- Baraka, Kenya, a town in Kenya.
- Baraka College, a college for sustainable agriculture and rural development in Molo, Kenya
- Baraka School, an educational program in Kenya, featured in the film The Boys of Baraka
- Baraka, the local nickname for Barakaldo, Spain
- Baraka River, Eritrea and Sudan
- Har Braka, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, Palestinian territories
- Baraka, a small village in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia
- Amiri Baraka (b. 1934), a U.S. writer.
- Barakah Khan (1260 - 1280, son of Baibars and briefly a Mamluk Sultan of Egypt and Syria
- Baraka Obama (1934–1982), birth name of U.S. President Barack Obama's father.
- Baraka Kutina, an alternative youth music club in Kutina, Croatia
- Baraka is the name of an Italian jewellery brand catering entirely to men 
- Baraka, an Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Turkish word for "shack"
- barakaši, a name the party founders of the Croatian Democratic Union gave to themselves
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