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[luhng-goo r] /lʌŋˈgʊər/
noun
1.
any of various slender, long-tailed monkeys of the genus Presbytis, of Asia, feeding on leaves, fruits, and seeds: several species are threatened or endangered.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Hindi laṅgūr; akin to Sanskrit lāṅgūlin having a tail
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langur

/lʌŋˈɡʊə/
noun
1.
any of various agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus Presbytis and related genera, of S and SE Asia having a slender body, long tail and hands, and long hair surrounding the face
Word Origin
Hindi, perhaps related to Sanskrit lāngūla tailed
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general name given to numerous species of Asian monkeys belonging to the subfamily Colobinae. The term is often restricted to nearly two dozen species of leaf monkeys but is also applied to various other members of the subfamily.

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