Definition of mia-mia in English:
An Aboriginal hut or shelter.
- 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.
from Wathawurung (an extinct Aboriginal language) or Nyungar.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan