Definition of banteng in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbanˈteNG/


A Southeast Asian forest ox that resembles the domestic cow. It has been domesticated in Bali.
  • Bos javanicus, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • We understand today that in the Indochinese countries, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, there are three species of wild cattle: the gaur, the banteng and the nearly extinct Kouprey.
  • These species do not share other mutations, so taurine cattle, zebu, banteng, and gayal all occupy separate branches in the network.
  • The banteng once roamed the forests in many parts of the Kingdom.


Early 19th century: from Malay.

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Syllabification: ban·teng

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