A mother (often used as a respectful form of address for a woman).
- He introduced the dignitaries to the mammoth crowd one by one, each of them rising from their seats to acknowledge the audience and to bow to the Mata.
- Mama Mata feared they might not live much longer.
- Mama Mata's presents to her cousin and nephew were given to demonstrate her attachment to them and to incur obligation.
Via Hindi from Sanskrit mātā 'mother'.
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