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[uh-yah-nuh] /əˈyɑ nə/
a female given name: from an African word meaning “beautiful flower.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But no matter what they might do he would be Klitonda, the Ayana chief, to the bitter end.

  • "The chief of the Ayana gives his daughter to the young white man," he said.

  • Look around you, and beneath you, and above you, and tell me whether the consul has destroyed the Ayana.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • "Let the chief of the Ayana put aside his axe," the Chilcat responded.

  • A few weeks ago the consul said, ‘I am stronger than the Ayana, and I will extirpate him from the land.’

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • Then let the chief of the Ayana beware, for he cannot escape them.

  • In all their unscrupulous barter with the Ayana they would never trade a musket for any price no matter how tempting.

  • "The Ayana chief is surely talking wind," the visitor responded.

  • But the fear was only temporary, for when they recognised the chief of the Ayana they gave a yell and turned upon him.

  • The Ayana Indians, chief and all must trade only with the Chilcats.

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