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[mee lahy] /ˈmi ˈlaɪ/

a hamlet in S Vietnam: U.S. forces’ massacre of South Vietnamese civilians 1968.
/ˈmaɪ ˈlaɪ; ˈmiː/
a village in S Vietnam where in 1968 US troops massacred over 400 civilians


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