nyala

nyala

[nyah-luh]
noun
an antelope, Tragelaphus angasii, of southeastern Africa, the male of which has a grayish body marked with white stripes.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Venda (Bantu language of the Transvaal and Zimbabwe) (dzì)-nyálà nyala buck; or < a cognate Bantu word

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nyala (ˈnjɑːlə)
 
n , pl -la, -las
1.  a spiral-horned southern African antelope, Tragelaphus angasi, with a fringe of white hairs along the length of the back and neck
2.  mountain nyala a similar and related Ethiopian animal, T. buxtoni, lacking the white crest
 
[from Zulu]

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