sa·​ya | \ ˈsäyə \
plural -s

Definition of saya

: an ankle-length outer skirt tied at the waist that is worn by women in the Philippines and Spanish America

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History and Etymology for saya

Spanish, from saya man's cloak, sagum, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sagia, from Latin sagum cloak, sagum

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“Saya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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