mia-mia

[ mahy-uh-mahy-uh ]
/ ˈmaɪ əˌmaɪ ə /

noun

a temporary, hutlike shelter built by Aboriginal tribes in Australia.

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Origin of mia-mia

First recorded in 1835–45; from Ganay or Kurnai (Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in Gippsland, Victoria), recorded as mai-mai “camp, hut”
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British Dictionary definitions for mia-mia

mia mia
/ (ˈmiːə ˈmiːə) /

noun

a native Australian's hut

Word Origin for mia mia

from a native Australian language
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