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Maghrebi Tweet Definition of Maghrebi Like Definition of Maghrebi on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to the Maghreb or its people
     
Makah Tweet Definition of Makah Like Definition of Makah on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An indigenous North American people in the northwestern Olympic Peninsula of Washington state in North America.
  2. The Makah language, or Qwiqwidicciat, belonging to the Wakashan family's Southern Nootkan branch.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the Makah nation or language.
     
Makonde Tweet Definition of Makonde Like Definition of Makonde on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A people of southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique.
  2. The Bantu language spoken by the Makonde.
     
Malagasy Tweet Definition of Malagasy Like Definition of Malagasy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A person from Madagascar or of Malagasy descent.
  2. A language spoken in Madagascar.
adjective 
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Madagascar, the Malagasy people or the Malagasy language.
     
Mansi Tweet Definition of Mansi Like Definition of Mansi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a member of an ethnic group of people who live in Khantia-Mansia
  2. the Finno-Ugric language spoken by these people
     
Marathi Tweet Definition of Marathi Like Definition of Marathi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Language spoken in the state of Maharastra, India.
  2. The people of this state.
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to Maharashtra or its language.
     
Mari Tweet Definition of Mari Like Definition of Mari on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Volga-Finnic people in the Volga region.
  2. A Finno-Ugric language spoken by the Mari people in the Mari Republic.
     
Maricopa Tweet Definition of Maricopa Like Definition of Maricopa on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Native American peoples: The Maricopa belong to the Yuman linguistic stock, a part of the Hokan family. They originate in the Colorado River area, but following an exodus in the 1700s or 1800s, they live amongst the Pima in the vicinity of the Gila and Salt Rivers.
  2. County in Arizona, includes the capital of the state. (derived from first meaning)
  3. Town in Kern County, California.
     
Masai Tweet Definition of Masai Like Definition of Masai on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, Maasai)
     
Mexican Tweet Definition of Mexican Like Definition of Mexican on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete) A Mexica; an Aztec.
    • 1660: w:Joseph Hall (bishop), Joseph Hall, The Shaking of the Olive-Tree, p. 260
    • :Surely, nature it Å¿elf calls to us for this reÅ¿pect to a deity, even the very Å¿avage Indians may teach us this point of religion; amongÅ¿t whom we find the Mexicans, a people that had never had any intercourÅ¿e with the other three parts of the World, Eminent in this kinde; what Å¿umptuous, and Å¿tately Temples had they erected to their Devils: How did they enrich their miÅ¿-called Gods with Magazins of their treaÅ¿ure?
    • 1677: Richard Gilpin, Daemonologia Sacra, or, a Treatise of Satans Temptations, pp. 255–256
    • :Not unlike to this were thoÅ¿e morÅ¿els of PaÅ¿te, which the Mexicans uÅ¿ed in their Religious FeaÅ¿ts, which they laid at their Idols Feet, conÅ¿ecrating them by Singing and other Ceremonies, and then they called them the FleÅ¿h and Bones of their God Vitziliputzli
    • 1782: review of Storia antica del Messico, in The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, vol. 54, p. 144
    • :The AztecheÅ¿e, or Mexicans, were the laÅ¿t who arrived in Anahuac.
      1. (obsolete) The Nahuatl language.
    • 1856: Arthur Helps, The Spanish Conquest in America, vol. 2, p. 239
    • :Painala was in the Mexican province of Coatzacualco: she was accordingly able to speak .
      1. A person from Mexico or of Mexican descent.
      2. (nonstandard) The Mexican dialect of Spanish.
adjective (more)
  1. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to the Mexica people.
  2. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language.
    • 1795: W. Winterbotham, An Historical, Geographical, Commerical, and Philosophical View of the American United States, vol 4, p. 87
    • :The principal grain of Mexico, before the introduction of thoÅ¿e from Europe, was maize, in the language called tluolli, of which there were Å¿everal kinds, different in Å¿ize, weight, colour, and taÅ¿te.
    • 1810: review of "Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain", in The Eclectic Review
    • :The language most universally diffused over the new continent, is the Aztec or .
      1. Of, from, or pertaining to Mexico.
     
min Tweet Definition of min Like Definition of min on Facebook
abbreviation 
  1. minute
     
Miskito Tweet Definition of Miskito Like Definition of Miskito on Facebook
proper noun (plural: Miskitos or )
  1. A member of the Amerindian people who dwell/dwelt on the Atlantic coastline of Nicaragua and Honduras.
  2. The w:Miskito language, Miskito language.
     
Moldavian Tweet Definition of Moldavian Like Definition of Moldavian on Facebook
noun 
  1. An inhabitant of the Republic of Moldova.
  2. (historical) An inhabitant or citizen of the former Principality of Moldavia.
proper noun 
  1. The official name of the language spoken in the Republic of Moldova. In its spoken form, it is technically the same as theRomanian language, though it is generally written in Cyrillic.
adjective 
  1. Relating to the country of Moldova.
  2. Relating to the former Principality of Moldavia.
  3. Relating to the Moldavian language.
     
More Tweet Definition of More Like Definition of More on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English surname.
w:Thomas More, Sir Thomas More.
  1. the Volta-Congo language of Burkina Faso.
     
Mycenaean Tweet Definition of Mycenaean Like Definition of Mycenaean on Facebook
noun 
  1. A native or inhabitant of Mycenae.
  2. Mycenaean Greek.
adjective 
  1. Of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants.
  2. Of or relating to the Mycenaean civilization, the early Greek civilization that spread its influence from Mycenae to many parts of the Mediterranean region and Central Europe from about 2800 to 1100 B.C.E., divided into three periods: Early Helladic (c. 2800"2000 B.C.E), Middle Helladic (c. 2000"1500 B.C.E), and Late Helladic (c. 1500"1100 B.C.E)
  3. Of or relating to the Ancient Greek dialect written in the Linear B syllabary.
     

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