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Also spelt (aiya) - It is a Nigerian (probably used in some other West African countries too) "word" phrase used to express commiseration, pity or concern when someone suffers any kind of misfortune.
Example 1:
John: I just found out I did not pass the Navy Seal test
Doe: Ai ya! May be you try again next time.

Example 2:
Karen: I missed the school bus this morning, so I could not seat for the Math test.
Linda: Ai ya! So what are you going to do, speak to the teacher about it?
by 9JaRee August 10, 2021
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