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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yananoun

    a member of an extinct North American Indian people who lived in northern California

  2. Yananoun

    the Yanan language spoken by the Yana


  1. Yananoun

    . A romanization of the name .

  2. yananoun

    Any of the three vehicles of Buddhist practice; Mahayana, Hinayana and Vajrayana.

  3. Etymology: यान


  1. yana

    Yana can have different meanings depending on the context: 1. In Pali language, which is the language of some of the earliest Buddhist scriptures, Yana means "vehicle" or "path". It is commonly used to denote various forms of Buddhism, as in Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism. 2. In some languages, particularly in South America, Yana can be a given name which often translates to "beautiful". 3. In Incas mythology (Andean civilization), Yana was the name of a servant class. 4. In software engineering, YANA is an acronym that stands for "You Are Not Alone". Without more context, it's difficult to provide a more precise definition.


  1. Yana

    Yāna refers to a mode or method of spiritual practice in Buddhism, and in particular to divisions of various schools of Buddhism according to their type of practice.

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  1. YANA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Yana is ranked #127494 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Yana surname appeared 134 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Yana.

    55.2% or 74 total occurrences were White.
    35.8% or 48 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.2% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yana in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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