noun ali·yah \ä-ˈlē-(ˌ)yä, ˌä-lē-ˈyä\

Definition of ALIYAH

:  the immigration of Jews to Israel

Variants of ALIYAH

ali·yah or ali·ya \ä-ˈlē-(ˌ)yä, ˌä-lē-ˈyä\

Origin of ALIYAH

Modern Hebrew ʽalīyāh, from Hebrew, ascent
First Known Use: circa 1934


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