Definition of Sahiwal in English:


Syllabification: Sa·hi·wal
Pronunciation: /ˈsä(h)əˌväl


  • An animal of a breed of cattle that originated in Pakistan but is now used in other tropical regions. Sahiwals have small horns and a hump on the back of the neck.
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    • The Sahiwal is a Zebu breed that has been selected for milk production rather than for beef production.
    • However, recent studies have involved other Bos indices sire breeds such as the Boran, Nellore, and Sahiwal.
    • As Bos indicus may also have been introduced in Iberia, data on six breeds from this lineage were also included (Butana, Kenana, Tharparker, Sahiwal, Gobra, Maure).


early 20th century: from the name of a town in the central Punjab, Pakistan.

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