MIA MIA

mia-mia

[mahy-uh-mahy-uh]
noun
a temporary, hutlike shelter built by Aboriginal tribes in Australia.

Origin:
1835–45; < Ganay (or Kurnai, Australian Aboriginal language spoken in Gippsland, Victoria), recorded as mai-mai camp, hut

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mia mia (ˈmiːə ˈmiːə)
 
n
a native Australian's hut
 
[from a native Australian language]

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