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Definition of the noun yana

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noun - plural: -

  1. a member of an extinct North American Indian people who lived in northern California
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Hoka / Hokan = a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
  2. the Yanan language spoken by the Yana
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: Yanan = a language group of the Hokan family

Alternative definition of the noun yana


  1. Any of the three vehicles of Buddhist practice; Mahayana, Hinayana, and Vajrayana.


  1. Yana a.k.a. Liliyana Natsir is a female badminton player from Indonesia who specializes in doubles. She is listed as one of the best mixed doubles players in the world. In Indonesia, she is often considered the queen of mixed doubles thanks to her achievements with two different pairs. Her current partner is Tantowi Ahmad since 2011, after separated from his previous partner, Nova Widianto. In 2013, she made history by becoming the first female player to win three BWF World Championships in the mixed doubles.
  2. Yana was an actress and singer.

There are other people with in their name, like Yana Kay, Yana Rits, Yana Veva, Yana Zein, Nobuo Yana, Yana Galuz, Yana Gupta, Yana Lewis, Yana Lvova, Ina La Yana and many others.


  1. Yana is a fictional character from Don 2: The Chase Continues.
  2. Yana is a fictional character from the 2011 film Bablo.
  3. Yana is a fictional character from the 2011 film Blackthorn.
  4. Yana is a fictional character from Q: Secret Agent.
  5. Yana is a fictional character from the 2002 film Deewangee.
  6. Yana is a fictional character from the 2012 film Half-Life.
  7. Yana is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Yana Lumb, Professor Yana and Yana Georgieva.


"Yana" is a short film, directed by Boris Nikolov.


Yana: Yāna refers to a mode or method of spiritual practice in Buddhism, and in particular to divisions of various schools of Buddhism according to their type of practice.

Phrases with Yana

  1. Tipula yana
  2. species Tipula yana
  3. Species Aptopus Yana

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yana

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Google previewWild Awakening (2003)

The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Dzogchen Ponlop

THE SHRAVAKAYANA: VEHICLE OF THE HEARERS The first yana is the Shravakayana,

Google previewYou are Buddha: Translation of the Vajarayana (2015)

by Ed Russo

For Indian Buddhists, vajra is also translated as “diamond” while yana is a raft or vehicle. Therefore it translate as Thunderbolt or Diamond Vehicle. Indra is the god of rain and thunderstorms, whom wields a lightning thunderbolt known as vajra ...

Google previewEngaged Buddhism in the West (2012)

by Christopher S. Queen

is different and important enough to be called the Fourth Yana is the implication that Buddhists who are not socially and politically ...

Google previewMiscellaneous Essays (1873)

by Henry Thomas Colebrooke

yana is the acknowledged author of the index to the white Yajus. That of the Riyvcda is ascribed by the commentator to the same Katyayana, pupil of S' aunaka. The several indexes of the Veda contribute to the preservation of the genuine text; ...

Google previewCharles Webster Leadbeater: The Astral Plane, The Devachanic Plane, Clairvoyance, The Inner Life: Volumes I & II (2015)

by Robert B Durham

Yana means vehicle, and it is agreed that it is to be applied to the dhamma or law , as the vessel which conveys us across the sea of life to nirvana, but there are at least five theories as to the exact sense in which it is to be taken. 1. That it refers ...

Google previewAn Introduction to Language (2016)

Communication, Language by CTI Reviews

Yana: Yana is an extinct language isolate formerly spoken in.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

Parkinsonia torre- yana is a native of the Southwestern States where, like P. microphylla, it is known as "palo verde" from its green branches. Three species are natives of South America and one of South Africa. PARKMAN, Parkman, Francis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages (2008)

by Christopher Moseley

Yana [196] wasspokeninseveral distinct dialects in the rugged country west of Mt Lassen in the northern Sacramento Valley. It is a classificatory isolate, usuallyconsidered to belong to the Hokan stock. There werethree principal dialects: ...

Google previewThe Klamath Indians of Southwestern Oregon: Dictionary: Klamath-English; English-Klamath (1890)

by Albert Samuel Gatschet

y a n a, yana to hand or bring something from below ; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Costume (1996)

by Josephine Paterek

The Yana and the Yahi of the upper Sacramento Valley spoke a peculiar form of the Hokan language; the sexes spoke differently — men used the women's form when conversing with them, but among themselves they spoke the male form, ...

Google previewAn Irish-English Dictionary, Containing Upwards of Twenty Thousand Words that Never Appeared in Any Former Irish Lexicon: with Copious Quotations from the Most Esteemed Ancient and Modern Writers, to Elucidate the Meaning of Obscure Words and Numerous Comparisons ... ; to which is Annexed, a Compendious Irish Grammar. By Edward O'Reilly (1821)

a church, chapel, fane ran, fan, yana, faтa, yan, fan, s. a declivity, steep, inclination, can45, faчadh, descent y.anace, fanacha, s. f. staying, waiting y -ana)cteae, fanaict/each, adj. mad, frantic, fanatic yana)sre, fanaisse, s. dog's violet; ...

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The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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