\ ˈä-kə \
plural Akha

Definition of Akha

: the most southerly group of Lolo-speaking Tibeto-Burman people forming a large part of the hill tribes of Shan State, Burma, and scattered in adjoining sections of southern Yunnan province of southern China, Laos, and northern Thailand

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First Known Use of Akha

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Akha.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Akha. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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