Definition of Jah in English:

Jah

Pronunciation: /jä//yä/

noun

  • The Rastafarian name of God.

    • ‘The Sun is represented by the Lion Head of Jah shining over the island.’
    • ‘For Jah to be God, God cannot be a culturally specific desert god from the near east.’
    • ‘The 32-year-old Jamaican-born gangster had grown dreadlocks and believed he had the Rastafarian God Jah on his side.’
    • ‘I know somebody already mentioned Jah, which is the Rasta name for God - smoking the Ganjah gets you in touch with him and with your deeper self.’
    • ‘Its tone is set at the film's very spiritual start: Rastafarian elders are playing hand drums in a ramshackle hut in the Jamaican countryside, smoking ganja and praising their god Jah.’

Origin

Representing Hebrew Yāh, abbreviation of Yahweh. The current use was popularized in the mid 20th century.

Pronunciation:

Jah

/jä//yä/