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latah

latah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lata  \La"ta\,  Latah  \La"tah\,  n.  [Malay.] 
  A  convulsive  tic  or  hysteric  neurosis  prevalent  among  Malays, 
  similar  to  or  identical  with  miryachit  and  jumping  disease, 
  the  person  affected  performing  various  involuntary  actions 
  and  making  rapid  inarticulate  ejaculations  in  imitation  of 
  the  actions  and  words  of  another  person. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Latah,  WA  (town,  FIPS  38495) 
  Location:  47.28183  N,  117.15431  W 
  Population  (1990):  175  (74  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  99018