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mia-mia

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪəˌmʌɪə
 
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Definition of mia-mia in English:

noun

Australian
An Aboriginal hut or shelter.
Example sentences
  • The following day, Wills was so weak, he could scarcely crawl out of the mia-mia on the south bank of the Cooper.
  • They had grown so careless that they did not think of pitching their mia-mias where no one could see them from a distance.
  • At their campsites, Aborigines constructed simple huts, called mia-mias, using stone hatchets to remove sheets of bark from trees.

Origin

from Wathawurung (an extinct Aboriginal language) or Nyungar.

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