minga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pitjantjatjara minga tjuta (ants). Compare emmet.

Noun[edit]

minga (plural minga)

  1. (Central Australia, derogatory) A tourist, especially one that comes to climb Uluru.
    • 2004, Australia, →ISBN, page 10:
      To have Uluru interpreted by an Anangu guide is far more fulfilling than trailing after the minga, or "ants", as those who show their disrespect by climbing the sacred monolith are called.
    • 2008, Frommer's Australia:
      It's easy to see why local Aborigines refer to these intruders as minga—or little ants.
    • 2009, Rolf Potts, Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer, →ISBN, page 127:
      I, too, have come to central Australia as a minga tjuta, though I'm not here to scale the slopes of Uluru.
    • 2018, Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart:
      At the end of her patrol yesterday arvo, Ruby went into the crater and found a group of minga off track.

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Barngarla[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minga

  1. a shrub growing on the sandy coast, and bearing a pod similar to French beans

Note[edit]

cf. mingga "sore, sick, ill"

References[edit]


Bulu (Cameroon)[edit]

Noun[edit]

minga (plural binga)

  1. woman (adult female human)

Garo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *r-miŋ (to name, call). Analyzable as /ming-/ + -a.

Verb[edit]

minga (transitive)

  1. to name, call by one's personal name (as opposed to one's family name)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Burling, R. (2003) The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo) Vol. II: The Lexicon[1], Bangladesh: University of Michigan, page 234

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

minga

  1. inflection of mingere:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Noun[edit]

minga

  1. ant

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈminɡa/, [ˈmĩŋ.ɡa]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Quechua mink'a.

Noun[edit]

minga f (plural mingas)

  1. (South America) collective work

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mentula.

Noun[edit]

minga f (plural mingas)

  1. (Spain, vulgar) penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pene

Etymology 3[edit]

From Italian mica.

Interjection[edit]

minga

  1. (Argentina, slang) no way; fuck off
    Ese juguete es mío. / ¡Minga! El que lo encuentra, se lo queda.That toy is mine. / No way! Finders keepers.

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