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I've tried scouring through various Japanese dictionaries with no luck.

For some context: Person A has just heard person B and C have gotten married:

いんやぁ~おめでたいよねぇ~!

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Judging from the context you provided, 「いんやぁ」 would have to be the informal pronunciation of 「いやあ」, which is an exclamation of surprise.

「ん」 quite often appears in a similar fashion for emphasis in colloquial speech.

「すんごい」 for 「すごい」,

「うんめえ」 for 「うめえ」, etc.

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It's a dialect called 尾道弁, which is being widely used by people who live around 尾道市(広島県南東部).

いんやぁ   嫌だ。(例1.いんやぁ、しとうないわぁ)/ 
          言いなさい。(例2.あの人に、いんやぁ)

Resource quoted: https://bisan.co.jp/%E3%81%93%E3%82%8C%E3%81%8C%E5%B0%BE%E9%81%93%E5%BC%81%E3%81%98%E3%82%83-p-onoken005/ (これが尾道弁じゃ)

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%B0%BE%E9%81%93%E5%B8%82 (WikiPedia尾道市)

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    If so, then why doesn't the 「おめでたいよねぇ~」 part sound like 尾道弁 at all? That sounds completely standard. – l'électeur Mar 1 '17 at 16:17
  • Because 嫌だ could mean something more than unpleasant. For two middle-aged Japanese women, when they talk in their daily life you would heard 嫌だ a lot. It's just like ''oh my god'' in English. So I would assume when A heard that B and C got married, he/she says いやんぁ only in order to express the surprise. – Daveedo Mar 1 '17 at 16:22
  • Well, I was just saying there could be one possibility. – Daveedo Mar 1 '17 at 16:28
  • I've noticed that whenever the possibility of a regional dialect comes up, it tends to get downvoted regardless of whether it's a plausible answer or not. I wouldn't worry about it, it's still relevant and useful information and people will benefit from the knowledge. – Halfway Dillitante Mar 2 '17 at 3:40

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