Obama (surname)

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Obama
Origin
Language(s)Fang and Luo, Japanese
MeaningLittle beach (Japanese)
Region of originAfrican Great Lakes, Middle Africa, Japan

Obama is a surname.

Origins[edit]

  • Obama is a common Fang surname in western Central Africa.
  • Obama is a common Luo surname. The Luo word Obam means "to lean or bend".[1]
  • Obama (小浜 or 小濱) is a Japanese surname literally meaning "little beach"

Notable people with this surname[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "What do the words "Barack" and "Obama" literally mean?". Dictionary.com. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2016.