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M.I.A. Biography


Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (a.k.a. M.I.A.) was born in Hounslow, London, England, in 1977. Her parents are Sri Lankan, and when Maya was six months old, the family moved back to their homeland. Maya's father was one of the founding members of Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a guerrilla group fighting for the independence of the country's Tamil minority.

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