This article needs additional citations for verification. (March 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
This article appears to be a dictionary definition.
Amah (阿媽, Ama) is a term for "mother" in several different languages and contexts, see mama and papa. It has also become a term for the job of a combined nanny and housemaid, see Amah (occupation).
In Chinese, amah ("grandmother") is often used as an equivalent of the English word "nanny"—the term does not refer to a wet nurse or a servant, but rather a "friend" who helps a family to raise a child. This is a common occupation in China.
It is a specific Hokkien honorific.
|This vocabulary-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|