nounplural noun Wa, plural noun Was
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.’
Relating to or denoting the Wa or their language.
- ‘Burma's Wa tribe has become Asia's most dangerous drug cartel.’
1Washington (State) (in official postal use).