Shina

noun

Shi·​na ˈshē-nə How to pronounce Shina (audio)
: an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Gilgit in northern Kashmir

Word History

Etymology

Shina ṣiṇā', from ṣiṇ speaker of Shina

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shina was in 1854

Dictionary Entries Near Shina

Cite this Entry

“Shina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shina. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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