Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.)
Pronunciation: Mah-TAN-Gee A-rul-pra-ga-sam
Origin: Sri Lankan
Fun Family Fact: M.I.A. was born in London, but moved with her Sri Lankan parents back to their native country when she was six months old. Her father was a political activist who adopted the name Arular while on the run from the Sri Lankan Army.
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