ki·​ang kē-ˈäŋ How to pronounce kiang (audio)
: an Asian wild ass (Equus kiang synonym E. hemionus kiang) usually with reddish back and sides and white underparts, muzzle, and legs

Word History


Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) gyā̃, gyā̃ŋ (written Tibetan rgyaŋ)

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kiang was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Kiang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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