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mia-mia

[mahy-uh-mahy-uh]
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noun
  1. a temporary, hutlike shelter built by Aboriginal tribes in Australia.
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Origin of mia-mia

1835–45; < Ganay (or Kurnai, Australian Aboriginal language spoken in Gippsland, Victoria), recorded as mai-mai camp, hut
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British Dictionary definitions for mia mia

mia mia

noun
  1. a native Australian's hut
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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