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n. A species of passerine bird endemic to Sulawesi, (taxlink Malia grata species noshow=1).


Malia could refer to:

  • Malia, Cyprus, a village in southern Cyprus
  • Malia, Crete, a town on the north coast of Crete
  • Malia or Maliya, a taluka (administrative division) in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India
  • Malia, Iran, a village
  • Malians (Greek tribe), in Ancient Greece
  • Liz Malia, American politician
  • Martin Malia (1924–2004), American historian specializing in Russian history
  • Malia Hosaka (born 1969), American professional wrestler
  • Malia Jones (born 1977), American model and surfer
  • Malia Scotch Marmo, American screenwriter
  • Malia Metella (born 1982), French Olympian swimmer
  • Malia Obama (born 1998), daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama.
  • Malia (singer), a Malawian vocalist
  • Francis (footballer) (born 1981), full name Francisco Jesús Pérez Malia, Spanish footballer
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  • Malia (bird), a passerine bird endemic to Sulawesi
  • Malta Library and Information Association
  • Malia (Hawaiian canoe)
Malia (bird)

The malia (Malia grata) is a medium-sized (approximately 29 cm long) babbler-like passerine. It has an olive-green plumage, yellowish head and chest, and pinkish-brown bill. The young is duller than adult. It is the only member in the genus Malia.

An Indonesian endemic, the malia is restricted to montane forests of Sulawesi. Usually, it is found in pairs or small groups of three to seven birds. The diet consists mainly of insects, beetles and other arthropods.

The taxonomy of this species is not certainly known. The malia has bulbul-like plumage characters, but its behavior is similar to Old World babblers' and it may be a relative of theirs.

Widespread and common in its habitat and range, the malia is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Malia (genus)
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Malia (singer)

Malia (born 1978) is a singer from Malawi. She has released five albums to date.

Malia's mother is from Malawi and her father is from the United Kingdom. She moved to London when she was a teenager. A budding singer, while in New York, she heard a French song by Liane Foly that fascinated her and she made contact with the composer/producer of the song, André Manoukian in France. Ever since, she has collaborated with Manoukian for a number of her albums starting with her debut Yellow Daffodils in 2002. The album Black Orchid, her fourth, is a tribute to Nina Simone.

Malia (canoe)

Mālia is the name of a Hawaiian-style wooden racing canoe crafted by James Takeo Yamasaki. The canoe was hewn out of blonde koa wood in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 1933. Its wooden hull provided the founding model for all subsequent outrigger canoeing hulls, including those later molded from fiberglass. Hawaiian racing canoeist Tommy Holmes observed that Malia "remains a prototype for contemporary racing canoes [and] was among the first canoes built exclusively for the sport." The canoe was listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

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