Mandai, Mandaya - The name derives from the worship of Manda d Hiia , the Great Life - and are a descriptive term of the general populace of the Mandaean communities ; another name used in arab countries are Subba or Subbi, which means one who "immerses" in Arabian. It can also be translated as Gnostic. Mandaic - The Aramaic language used by the modern Mandaeans and ancient Nazoreans. The Eastern dialect of Aramaic Hebrew. http://volker-doormann.org/aramaic.htm