Allah is the Arabic word for god
Allah is the Arabic word for god. When we visited a church service at this Armenian cathedral in Aleppo on Christmas Day, we heard the priest mentioning 'allah' very often in his service, Arabic being the local language of the Syrians.
In Malaysia, it seems some Muslims of teh silly variety are causing trouble by trying to stop Christians from using the word 'allah' to describe 'god' as they think the Christians are trying to confuse people, or so I read.
They do have a bit of a point though. If one ios talking in English, teh word is 'god', if they are speaking Bahasa Malysia, they should use whatever the Malay word is for 'god', which according to wikipedia appears to be 'dewa'.
On the other hand, there is according to both Christians and Muslims and Jews only one god so why should they quibble too much about which name people use for him?