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Asere from the Efik-language (of Nigeria). A greeting of the Afro-Cuban which means, "I salute you"; "I hail you"; "I greet you"

In the present day, it is a common greeting among Cubans. Meaning friend, buddy, homie, dude, etc.
¿Que bola, asere? "How's it going, buddy?"

The bolá within ¿Que bola? Is from the Igbo-language (of eastern Nigeria). This derives from an Igbo greeting given in the morning "Ibola" The literal meaning of bola is "have you woken?" but is used to say "good morning"
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Asere takes its name from the sacred Efik-language greeting of the Afro-Cuban Abakuá religion, meaning literally, "I salute you." Today, it is a common greeting among Cubans. Meaning friend, buddy, homie, dude, etc.
by DC March 17, 2006
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a CUBAN word meaning brother, pimp, friend, etc.
¿que bola, asere?!?!
by brittanyyy July 04, 2005
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