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Baba and similar words may refer to:

Names, words and titles[edit]

  • Mama and papa, baba is a familiar term for "father" in many languages
  • Baba (name), people with the given and surname
  • Baba (honorific), an honorific used in several South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures



  • Baba Jan (politician), a politician from Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan, descendants of 15th through 18th-century Chinese emigrants to south-east Asia
  • Baba (Slavic word), a common word for female in Slavic languages, sometimes also used for older women
  • Baba clan, a Japanese samurai family that was associated with Kai Province
  • Sanjay Dutt, also known as Baba, an Indian movie star
  • A name used to refer to the Kenyan politician, Raila Odinga


  • Baba (goddess) or Bau, a Sumerian goddess depicted with the head of a dog
  • Baba (Egyptian god) or Babi, an Egyptian god in the shape of a baboon
  • Baba Yaga, a mythical older female in Slavic folklore, possibly a goddess of death or a guide to the "other side world" in Slavic paganism


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