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Tamiya Diop is Milly's best friend. She seems to be slightly less driven by her emotions, which allows her to think more clearly than her red-headed friend when bad things happen to them. She's also always there to give a kind word when it's needed. She is the camera girl for the Kadic News Crew.


Tamiya is 10-11 years old and in the 5th-6th grade, and, like most girls her age at the school, has a crush on Ulrich. She shares a dorm with Milly, and is very sensitive like her as well. She is not very good at reporting news, which Milly often scolds her for, but she is usually more strong-willed than her best friend. An example of this is in Cold Sweat when Tamiya "hinted" to Yumi the person who gave her Yumi's secret photo to use in the Kadic newspaper when Milly refused to, more or less giving the source away.

Tamiya also has a knack for understanding the latest fashion and talks to her mother about it a lot. Her mother disapproves of her wearing belly shirts. She also has a dislike for Sissi and her gang, who view Tamiya and Milly as "little twerps with no lives".

In Music to Soothe the Savage Beast, Tamiya, Milly, and Sophie from the Subdigitals, were all possessed by X.A.N.A..


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Her Wolof last name Diop likely implies she has origins from the West African country of Senegal, which was historically a colony of France. Diop is one of the most common surnames in Senegal.

Tamiya is both a Japanese name and an Arabic name for an Egyptian and Sudanese dish. Since Senegal is a predominantly Muslim African country, it's possible she was named after the Egyptian/Sudanese dish.


  • In Finnish, she was played by Katja Sirkiä in seasons 3-4.
  • In the Polish version, she was voiced by Elżbieta Kopocińska-Bednarek.