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I think it is actually likely that Ashaman is precisely a reinterpretation of that term. It is as close to male Aes Sedai as possible, without using the term.


As far as the West recognize them, anyway, since cultures in the real world have men and women that do what the Wise Ones or Sea Folk do, both in organization, and purpose.


The West would use those people as the Aes Sedai are portrayed in the books, and ultimately as difunctionally as they ended up being.

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In universe, Ashaman is "guardian" in the old tongue.  As to whether or not Robert Jordan was trying to write a real world reference into that word by making it similar to shaman or something like that, I have not heard.  

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