What does Aguanile mean?

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"Generally, the vocable “Aguanile” (originally written AGGUANILE) is used in the Yoruba chants in honour of the Orisha Eleggua... but AGGUAN means cleaning and ILE means house, property, plot of land, espace... call it as you wish..." so that AGGUANILE would be “Cleaning of your home or cleaning of your earthly possessions...”  However, there are other interpretations which indicate the word Aguanile translates to "nile river," and "holy water" according to an African language.  Either translation is correct, and each tranlation is spiritually commiting one's self to a higher power.

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