The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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Slang for a Muslim, and sometimes used in a derogatory manner. NOT a politically correct or accurate term. Many miyas use the term miya to describe themselves. Many people consider it an ok term to use while some do not.

Usage

The neighbourhood has so many miyas now i can't wait for bakrid for some delicious fresh mutton biriyani.
Added 2011-07-11 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

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a hyderabadi word used for a friend; name of husbands in hyderabadi

Usage

"are miya zara ya jaake aa, hamare miya bahut hansome hai."

"Hey miya, just come here a second; my miya is very handsome."

Added 2011-08-24 by rassi

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miya

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Commonly used by Hyderabadis, this term simply means 'dear' or respectfully 'mister'. There is nothing derogatory about using this term on anyone.

Usage

Kya miyan, humko kaise bhool gaye, phone karna chahiye na...!
Added 2011-08-23 by Likita

Root

Hyderabadi

Related Terms

Sirji, Anna