Definition of nyala
: an antelope (Tragelaphus angasii) of southeastern Africa with vertical white stripes on the sides of the body, a dorsal crest of hair from the neck to the base of the tail, and in the male shaggy black hair along the underside; also : a related antelope (T. buxtoni) of Ethiopia
Origin and Etymology of nyala
of Bantu origin; akin to Venda dzì-nyálà nyala buck
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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