[ muh-ree-nuh ]
/ məˈri nə /

noun, plural Me·ri·nas, (especially collectively) Me·ri·na.

a member of a Malagasy-speaking people who primarily inhabit the interior plateau of Madagascar. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for merina

  • When Queen Merina ascended the throne, she determined to accomplish mightier deeds than her ancestors.

  • Merina and Smyrna shall accompany me to the confines of the grove.'

    Saronia|Richard Short