Malania

noun
Ma·​la·​nia | \ məˈlānēə \

Definition of Malania

: a genus of living coelacanth fishes represented by a single specimen taken in shallow water north of Madagascar — compare latimeria

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History and Etymology for Malania

New Latin, from Daniel F. Malan †1959 South African political leader + New Latin -ia

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“Malania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malania. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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