/ (ˈhaɪjə, ˌhaɪˈjɑː) /
an informal term of greeting
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Word Origin for hiya
C20: shortened from how are you?
Words nearby hiya
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Example sentences from the Web for hiya
If we go up to fight against Rezu, who will lead us in the battle, O Hiya?She and Allan|H. Rider Haggard