There are 2 main definitions of Wa in English:

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Wa 1

Pronunciation: /wä/

noun (plural same or Was)

1A member of a hill people living on the border between China and Burma (Myanmar).
2The Mon-Khmer language of the Wa.
Example sentences
  • Map showing three main dialect groupings of Wa speakers in Yunnan, China, as well as additional sub-dialects.
  • He has worked on minority languages spoken in Burma/Myanmar such as: Wa, Sgaw Karen and Khumi Chin.

adjective

Relating to the Wa or their language.
Example sentences
  • Burma's Wa tribe has become Asia's most dangerous drug cartel.

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WA 2

abbreviation

1Washington (the state) (in official postal use).

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