The words Aiyoh and Aiyah were on 4 October 2016 added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). They are credited to Mandarin and Cantonese dialects of Chinese.
The words aiyah and aiyoh are interchangeable. Like many Indian words, Aiyoh and Aiyah can mean many things depending on context and tone like irritation, disgust, surprise, dismay, pain, lament, disappointment.
The variants are also there in Tamil, Sinhalese and are widely used in many South East Asian countries, specially Singapore and Malaysia.
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