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What Does AYAYA Mean On Twitch? – Origin & How To Use It

If you have been in a Twitch stream you have probably seen or heard people say “AYAYA”. But what does this mean? 

In this article I go over the meaning of “AYAYA”, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer. 

What Does AYAYA Mean?

The AYAYA emote is typically used to convey pleasure, joy, or excitement on a stream. However, the AYAYA emote may also be spammed in a streamer’s chat whenever anime gets brought up on the stream. The AYAYA emote is considered a part of “weeb” culture online.

AYAYA Emote

The AYAYA Origin

The AYAYA emote is based on Karen Kujo from the anime series “Kiniro Mosaic”. In season 1, episode 3 titled, “What Kind Of Friends Will I Make?”, Karen mistakes the name of her classmate Aya and instead calls her Ayaya. Karen’s exuberant reaction to the name Ayaya is where the emote comes from.

You can check out the clip from the episode where the emote comes from below.

Although the original episode aired on July 20, 2013, the AYAYA emote was not uploaded to BTTV until December 8th, 2016 by Zigrin.

It would later be uploaded to FFZ on February 19th, 2017 by FoveVever.

The AYAYA emote is considered a nerdy emote and people who use the emote are sometimes called weebs.

If viewers in chat begin to use the AYAYA emote too much, or if viewers in chat are acting extra nerdy, then you may see certain viewers in chat spam the NaM emote which means, “Weebs, get the F*** out!”

NaM Emote

The NaM emote is seen as a counter to the AYAYA emote and is used to tell viewers in chat to stop being nerdy.

But just because someone sends a NaM emote does not mean that you have to stop being a nerd. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see viewers in chat have an emote battle in chat where they spam the AYAYA emote and the NaM emote back and forth to each other.

But both the AYAYA emote and the NaM emote are meant to be used for fun and so if someone counters your AYAYA emote with a NaM emote don’t get your feelings hurt.

The other person is most likely just messing around with you. You can learn more about the NaM emote here.

As it stands today, the AYAYA emote is currently one of the most popular emotes on Twitch. At this time it is used on over 225,000 Twitch channels between BTTV and FFZ combined.

It also has over 450 million uses in chat between BTTV and FFZ combined. It is now the 48th most used emote on BTTV and the 8th most used emote on FFZ.

How To Use The AYAYA Emote In Twitch Chat?

  1. Add the FFZ or the BTTV Google extensions to your Twitch account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the AYAYA emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “AYAYA” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The AYAYA emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

Make sure you type AYAYA exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work. Also, a streamer must have the emote enabled on either BTTV or FFZ in order for it to work. 

Another cool thing is that if you are on PC, you can just click the little emoji button and select which emote you want to send in Twitch chat.

Twitch Emote Button

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Twitch account and adding FFZ to your Twitch account. These guides are helpful for both streamers and viewers. 

How To Use The AYAYA Emote On Youtube?

  1. Add the BTTV Google extension to your Youtube account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the AYAYA emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “AYAYA” in the streamer’s chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The AYAYA emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Youtube account. This guide will help regardless if you are a streamer or a viewer. 

Unfortunately, FFZ and Youtube Gaming are not currently compatible and so you will only be able to use this emote on Youtube with the BTTV extension. 

When To Use The AYAYA Emote?

The AYAYA emote is best used when something positive happens on stream or when anime is brought up on stream. For example, if chat starts talking about Naruto, then certain viewers may spam the AYAYA emote to troll the chat.

Why Is The AYAYA Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the AYAYA emote may not be appearing in chat:

  1. The viewer trying to use the emote does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  2. The streamer does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  3. The streamer does not have the AYAYA emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “AYAYA” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the AYAYA emote won’t work in chat. 

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the AYAYA emote still won’t work for you, then check out my article here where I go into more detail as to why your emotes may not be working and how to fix it. 

How To Pronounce AYAYA?

The correct way to pronounce AYAYA is “ay-ay-a”. First you say ‘ay’ which is pronounced like the word “I”. Then you say ‘ay’ again which is also pronounced like the word “I” and then lastly you say the ‘-a’ at the end which is pronounced like the filler word “uh.” AYAYA.

If you want to know how to pronounce the Japanese name Aya, then check out the video below.

Who Is In The AYAYA Emote?

The girl in the AYAYA emote is Karen Kujo. She is a character from the anime series Kiniro Mosaic which is an anime series about high schoolers.

Does AYAYA Mean Anything In Japanese?

AYAYA does not mean anything in Japanese. AYAYA is actually a mispronunciation of the name “Aya” which is a common Japanese name that means “design” or “beautiful”. The famous mispronunciation comes from the anime series “Kiniro Mosaic”.

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Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_(given_name)#:~:text=Aya%20(%E3%81%82%E3%82%84%2C%20%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A4)%20is,as%20the%20Quran%20or%20Bible).

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