Definition of Magh in US English:

Magh

noun

  • 1A member of the (largely Buddhist) people of Arakan, a district on the west coast of Burma (Myanmar), and Chittagong, on the Bay of Bengal.

  • 2The Tibeto-Burman language of the Maghs, usually regarded as a dialect of Burmese; Arakanese.

adjective

  • Arakanese.

Origin

Late 16th century. From Bengali Mag, Magh, name of the kingdom of Arakan, the kings of Arakan and its people, especially as coastal pirates from Sanskrit Magha a non-Aryan country.

Pronunciation

Magh

/maɡ/