nyala

noun ny·a·la \ nē-ˈä-lə \

Definition of nyala

plural nyalas or 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

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Origin and Etymology of nyala

of Bantu origin; akin to Venda dzì-nyálà nyala buck


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