Aljan

Aljan

Also known as:

Aljani; plural: Aljanu; feminine: Aljana

Origin:

Hausa

Aljan technically is a local pronunciation of Djinn, but is usually intended as a synonym for Bori spirits. Urban Hausa people often prefer to identify Bori spirits as Aljanu, implying that Bori spirits are Djinn, giving them a Muslim context as opposed to names that hark back to traditional Hausa religions.

See Also:

Bori; Djinn; Sarkin Aljan

Source:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes