- a temporary, hutlike shelter built by Aboriginal tribes in Australia.
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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Examples from the Web for mia-mia
King had already buried the rest of the field-books near the mia-mia.The Red True Story Book
I am so weak as to be incapable of crawling out of the mia-mia.
The bright and sunshiny little domicile "The Mia-Mia," was now silent and desolate, as if under a spell.Australia Revenged
This evening I camped very comfortably in a mia-mia, about eleven miles from the depot.
I feel much weaker than ever and can scarcely crawl out of the mia-mia.