-7- Mamihlapinatapei


Noun. From Yaghan.

“The looks two people share with one another, without saying a word, before reluctantly starting a task”


Perhaps one of the harder words to pronounce so far (it sounds something like ma-mi-la-pi-na-ta-pay with the ‘l’ sounding like the Welsh ‘ll’).

And one of the most specific (it was once referred to as the ‘most succinct’ word to translate by the Guinness Book of World Records).

And from a near-extinct language (Yaghan is based in Chile and there is only 1 native speaker left in the world).


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