5-letter words that end in a

  • areca — any of various tall palms of the genus Areca, which are native to SE Asia and have white flowers and orange or red egg-shaped nuts
  • arena — An arena is a place where sports, entertainments, and other public events take place. It has seats around it where people sit and watch.
  • arepa — a Colombian cornmeal cake
  • ariba — Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • arica — a port in extreme N Chile: awarded to Chile in 1929 after the lengthy Tacna-Arica dispute with Peru; outlet for Bolivian and Peruvian trade. Pop: 180 000 (2005 est)
  • aroha — love, compassion, or affectionate regard
  • aroma — An aroma is a strong, pleasant smell.
  • aruba — an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Venezuela, a dependency of the Netherlands with special status; part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986. Chief town: Oranjestad. Pop: 109 153 (2013 est). Area: about 181 sq km (70 sq miles)
  • asamaMount, a volcano in central Honshu, NW of Tokyo: one of the largest active volcanos in Japan. 8340 feet (2542 meters).
  • asana — any of various postures in yoga
  • askja — a volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft). Area of crater: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)
  • asoka — died 232 bc, Indian emperor (?273–232 bc), who elevated Buddhism to the official state religion
  • aspca — American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • asura — (in Indian mythology) a god or demon.
  • atcha — Eye dialect of at you.
  • atria — Architecture. Also called cavaedium. the main or central room of an ancient Roman house, open to the sky at the center and usually having a pool for the collection of rain water. a courtyard, flanked or surrounded by porticoes, in front of an early or medieval Christian church. a skylit central court in a contemporary building or house.
  • avila — a city in central Spain: 11th-century granite walls and Romanesque cathedral. Pop: 52 078 (2003 est)
  • ayana — a female given name: from an African word meaning “beautiful flower.”.
  • azana — Manuel (maˈnwel). 1880–1940, Spanish statesman; president of the Spanish Republic (1936–39) until overthrown by Franco
  • azusa — a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
  • babka — a type of sweet Polish cake traditionally containing rum, raisins, orange-peel and almonds
  • bacca — a simple, fleshy, indehiscent fruit developing from a single ovary, such as the grape or cranberry
  • bacha — a child or a young person
  • baedaSaint, Bede, Saint.
  • bafta — British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • bahia — a state of E Brazil, on the Atlantic coast. Capital: Salvador. Pop: 13 323 212 (2002). Area: about 562 000 sq km (217 000 sq miles)
  • baila — (music) A genre of music from Sri Lanka and India.
  • baisa — a unit of currency in Oman, worth one-thousandth of a rial
  • baiza — a monetary unit of Oman, equal to 1⁄1000 of a rial
  • bajra — a type of millet grown in India
  • bakra — a White person, esp one from Britain
  • balla — Giacomo [jah-kaw-maw] /ˈdʒɑ kɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA), 1871?–1958, Italian painter.
  • balpa — British Airline Pilots' Association
  • balsa — Balsa or balsa wood is a very light wood from a South American tree.
  • banda — Hastings Kamuzu (kæˈmuːzuː). 1906–97, Malawi statesman. As first prime minister of Nyasaland (from 1963), he led his country to independence (1964) as Malawi: president (1966–94)
  • bania — banyan (def 2).
  • banka — Bangka
  • banya — a traditional Russian steam bath
  • barba — the beard.
  • barca — the surname of several noted Carthaginian generals, including Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal
  • barea — Arturo [ahr-too r-oh;; Spanish ahr-too-raw] /ɑrˈtʊər oʊ;; Spanish ɑrˈtu rɔ/ (Show IPA), 1897–1957, Spanish author, critic, lecturer, and broadcaster: in England after 1939.
  • baria — (dated) baryta.
  • barra — a barramundi
  • basha — A tarpaulin or plastic waterproof sheet.
  • basra — a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)
  • bassa — Obsolete spelling of bashaw (16th-18th c.).
  • basta — enough! stop!
  • batna — city in NE Algeria: pop. 182,000
  • batta — money given to soldiers, esp in British India, as or in addition to their regular pay
  • batwa — Twa.
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