Main definitions of wa in English

: Wa1WA2

Wa1

noun

  • 1A member of a hill people living on the borders of China and Burma (Myanmar).

  • 2mass noun The language of the Wa, belonging to the Mon-Khmer family.

    • ‘Map showing three main dialect groupings of Wa speakers in Yunnan, China, as well as additional sub-dialects.’
    • ‘He has worked on minority languages spoken in Burma/Myanmar such as: Wa, Sgaw Karen and Khumi Chin.’

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting the Wa or their language.

    • ‘Burma's Wa tribe has become Asia's most dangerous drug cartel.’

Pronunciation

Wa

/wɑː/

Main definitions of wa in English

: Wa1WA2

WA2

  • 1Washington (State) (in official postal use).

  • 2Western Australia.