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  • Nicole Bankos

    The word Mamihlapinatapai (sometimes spelled mamihlapinatapei) is derived from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the "most succinct word", and is considered[who?] one of the hardest words to translate. It refers to "a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves.

  • Joy Davis

    new ink: Mamihlapinatapais - from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, it is considered the world’s most succinct word and the hardest to translate. - it means: a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but that neither one wants to start.

  • Camilla Jessica

    A tattoo idea. I've wanted one for over 10 years and STILL can't decide! Although, this one really intrigues me and means something that I believe in. "Mamihlapinatapai" - from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, it is considered the world’s most succinct word and the hardest to translate. - it means: a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but that neither one wants to start.

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