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minah1

[mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/
noun
1.
myna.

minah2

[mee-nah] /ˈmi nɑ/
noun, Indian Architecture
1.
a memorial tower, as a stamba.
Origin of minah2
< Hindi mīnār, apocopated variant of mīnāra; see minaret

myna

or mynah, mina, minah

[mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/
noun
1.
any of several Asian birds of the starling family Sturnidae, especially those of the genera Acridotheres and Gracula, certain species of which have the ability to mimic speech and are kept as pets.
Origin
1760-70; < Hindi mainā
Can be confused
miner, minor, myna.
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  • The Indian minah, after becoming common, is said to be retreating before the English starling.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • Every magpie, minah, and wattle-bird within a mile joins in the clamour.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale

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