allah in Malay

Anthea Fraser Gupta A.F.Gupta at
Tue Jan 1 17:56:35 UTC 2008

Unlike 'Allah' (and indeed 'dewa') 'Tuhan' (also spelled 'Tuan') can be
used of and to a human, nd can indeed be translated into English as
'Lord' or 'lord' or 'your lord'.

I remember well the first time I attended Mass in Indonesia, and the way
I felt when I heard 'Allah' -- surprise followed by 'well of course'. 

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Anthea Fraser Gupta (Dr)

School of English, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

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