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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 1 Views | 🔊 10 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Belgian

Meaning: Belgian city

Pronunciation: mah-lee-nwah, /ˈmælɪnwɑ/, M AE L AH N OW AH S

Popularity Rank: #370,056

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  • 1. Malinois Meaning
  • 2. Malinois Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Malinois
  • 4. Malinois Translations in other languages
  • 5. Malinois Name Popularity
  • 6. Names similar to Malinois

Malinois Meaning

Derived from the Belgian city of Malines, the Malinois is a breed of dog known for its intelligence, loyalty, and athleticism.

Malinois also means "Belgian city, intelligent and loyal breed of dog".

Malinois is found in France, Algeria, Mexico, and 13 more countries.

Malinois Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: mah-lee-nwah

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈmælɪnwɑ/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: M AE L AH N OW AH S

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

AE: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Malinois?

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Malinois Translations in other languages

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Malinois Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Malinois is recorded 43 times globally, ranking it as the 370,056th most common name worldwide.

Malinois is most prevalent in France, with 11 occurrences, making it the 52,777th most popular name in the country.

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