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How to Pronounce Ama?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Ama" is [ˈɑːmə], [ˈɑːmə], [ˈɑː_m_ə].

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"Ama" in context

Ama is a type of female diver in Japan, famous for the traditionally female practice of gathering seafood such as abalone, seaweed, and shellfish from the ocean floor. The work of ama is thought to be one of the oldest recorded professions in Japanese history. The earliest records of ama in Japan date back to 5000 BC. Ama divers have survived and thrived in the coastal regions of Japan due to the abundance of seafood near these areas as well as the compatibility of the wet-suit-like attire they wear while diving. Their unique skill contributes to the marine ecosystem and helps to provide an important source of nutrition for the local populations.

Usage over time for Ama:

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