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MA or Ma or mA may refer to:

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In arts and entertainment[edit]

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Other media[edit]

Businesses and organizations[edit]

Ethnic groups[edit]

  • Mạ people, a Vietnamese ethnic group
  • Meshwesh (Ma), an ancient Libyan (i.e., Berber) tribe from Cyrenaica

Human names[edit]

  • Ma (surname), a common Chinese family name
  • Maria (Mª or Ma.), according to Spanish naming customs
  • Ma Barker (1873-1935), American criminal and mother of criminals
  • Ma Rainey, stage name of early American blues singer Gertrude Pridgett (1886-1939)

In language[edit]

In mythology[edit]

  • Ma (myth), in Sumerian mythology, that from which the "primeval land" was formed
  • Ma (goddess), a local name for Cybele and also an independent Greek goddess
  • Ma, an Anatolian goddess
  • Ma, a mythohistoric entrepreneur for whom the Malaysian town of Marang, Terengganu was purportedly named


  • Ma River, river in Asia, running through Vietnam and Laos
  • Ma, Tibet, a village and township in China
  • Madagascar (FIPS 10-4 country code)
  • Maranhão, a Brazilian state (ISO 3166-2 geocode: BR-MA)
  • Massachusetts, US (postal code)
  • Metropolitan area, a qualifying term, e.g. "Tokyo MA"
  • ISO 3166 country code of Morocco
    • .ma, the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Morocco

In science, technology, and mathematics[edit]

In chemistry[edit]

In health and medicine[edit]

In mathematics[edit]


  • Mach number (Ma), a measure of speed compared to the speed of sound
  • Megaannum (Ma), one million (1,000,000) years
  • Milliampere (mA), and Mega-ampere or Megampere (MA), multiples of Ampere, a unit of electric current
  • Myr or Ma, meaning "million years ago"

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

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