One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an originally hill-dwelling people of the eastern Himalayas who subsequently settled in the Assam valley.
2Any of a number of Tibeto-Burman languages of the Miris.
Of or relating to the Miris or their languages.
Early 19th century. From Assamese Miri, apparently originally designating the hill-dwelling Miris, of uncertain origin.
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