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n. 1 ''Torreya nucifera'', the (vern: Japanese nutmeg) tree. 2 ''Torreya grandis'', the (vern: Chinese nutmeg yew).

Kaya (album)

Kaya is a roots reggae album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The album consists of tracks recorded alongside those present on the Exodus album in 1977.

The album has a very relaxed, laid back sound, lacking much of the militant quality of the Wailers lyrically and musically. They received criticism for 'going soft' as a result of the general sound of the album as well as the theme: songs primarily revolving around love, as well as marijuana.

The album's release coincided with the One Love Peace Concert, heralding Marley's triumphant return to Jamaica from exodus in London. Many of the songs present on this album, as well as its sister album Exodus, are rerecorded versions of older tracks present on the album "Soul Revolution Part II" and the "African Herbsman" compilation album. Well known songs from the album include " Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul". Kaya reached the top five in the UK album charts.


Kaya may refer to:

Kaya (Japanese musician)

is a Japanese visual kei musician, who is a vocalist of the electro/dark wave duo Schwarz Stein, and also Meties and Isola under the alias of Hime. Originally on Mana's record label, Midi:Nette, Kaya later signed to Next Music Inc., and the label's name was changed to Next Media Communications Inc. The label however went bankrupt in the summer of 2009 resulting in Kaya having to go back to an indie label. Kaya is also known for his androgynous female appearance and elegant dresses.

Kaya (TV series)

Kaya is a Canadian and American co-production scripted drama television series that first aired on MTV on October 22, 2007. The show was cancelled after its first season ended.

Kaya (Mauritian musician)

Kaya or Joseph Reginald Topize (10 August 1960 – 21 February 1999) was a Mauritian musician and the creator of " seggae". "Seggae" is a fusion of Mauritian sega and reggae; two of the most popular music genres in Mauritius.

Kaya (given name)

Kaya is a common given name in several cultures.

  • Kaya (Japanese musician), Japanese singer
  • Kaya (Mauritian musician), Mauritian singer
  • Kaya Christian, American model
  • Kaya Erdem (born 1928), Turkish politician
  • Kaya Köstepen, Turkish footballer
  • Kaya Matsutani (born 1970) , Japanese voice actress
  • Kaya Peker, Turkish basketball player
  • Kaya Scodelario, English actress
  • Kaya Tarakçı (born 1981), Turkish footballer
  • Kaya Yanar, German comedian
Kaya (surname)

Kaya is a common last name in Turkic countries and means rock in Turkish.

  • Ahmet Kaya (1957-2000), Turkish singer
  • Ali Kaya (born Stanley Kiprotich Mukche in 1994), Kenyan-Turkish long-distance runner
  • Ali Kaya (serial killer) (born 1979), Turkish serial killer
  • Aykut Kaya(born 1990), Turkish karateka
  • Fatma Koşer Kaya (born 1968), Dutch female politician of Turkish descent
  • Belkıs Zehra Kaya (born 1984), Turkish female judoka
  • Cemil Zeynel Kaya (born 1985), Turkish Entrupreneur
  • Hazal Kaya (born 1990), Turkish actress
  • İpek Kaya (born 1994), Turkish-French women's footballer
  • Kıvılcım Kaya (born 1992), Turkish female hammer thrower
  • Markus Kaya (born 1979), German footballer
  • Nihan Kaya (born 1979), Turkish female writer
  • Onur Kaya (born 1986), Belgian footballer of Turkish descent
  • Özlem Kaya (born 1990), Turkish female middle distance runner
  • Semih Kaya (born 1991), Turkish footballer
  • Serkan Kaya (born 1984), Turkish marathon runner
  • Şükrü Kaya (1883-1959), Turkish politician
  • Zübeyde Kaya (born 1991), Turkish women's footballer
Kaya (film)

Kaya, also known as Kaya, I'll Kill You is a 1967 Yugoslav feature film directed by Vatroslav Mimica.

In 1999, a poll of Croatian film critics found it to be one of the best Croatian films ever made.

Kaya (Canadian singer)

Francis Martin Lavergne (born August 28, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian musician and author. He has recorded and performed under the stage names Francis Martin and, as of 2011, Kaya; under the latter name and James K. Field, he has also published several works of spiritual literature.

Kaya (ship)

Several ships have been named :

  • , a of the Imperial Japanese Navy

  • , a of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II

  • JDS Kaya (PF-288), a Kusu-class patrol frigate of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, formerly USS San Pedro (PF-37)
Kaya (Bulgarian band)

Kaya is a Bulgarian reggae band.

The idea of forming the band was first hatched by bass guitarist Georgi Borisov on the day of the 1999 solar eclipse. At the time, 20-year-old Borisov was wandering among several garage bands who were not responding favorably to his easygoing style, which ultimately led him to form his own band later that year. Over the coming years, as Kaya went through more than 20 members, all of which contributing to its present style, it evolved to embrace ska and funk elements, as well as ethnic dance-pop.

Kaya (Mijikenda)

Kaya (plural makaya) is a sacred forest of the Mijikenda people in the former Coast Province of Kenya. The kaya forest is considered to be an intrinsic source of ritual power and the origin of cultural identity; it is also a place of prayer for members of the particular ethnic group. The settlement, ritual centre, and fortified enclosure associated with the forest are also part of the kaya. In the present day, the kaya is also referred to as a traditional organizational unit of the Mijikenda. Eleven of the approximately 30 separate kaya have been grouped together and inscribed as the Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Usage examples of "kaya".

In this, the multitalented Clarinda Calliope played the role of Florence Nightingale, of Ekmek Kaya, a Turkish lady of doubtful virtue who was the number-four wife and current favorite of the Turkish admiral, of Chiara Maldonado, a young lady camp follower with the army of Savoy, of Katya Petrova, who was a Russian princess as well as a triple spy, and of Claudette Boud in, a French lady journalist.