Definition of sitatunga in English:


Syllabification: sit·a·tun·ga
Pronunciation: /ˌsitəˈto͝oNGgə


  • A brown or grayish antelope with splayed hoofs and, in the male, spiral horns, inhabiting swampy areas in central and East Africa.
    • Tragelaphus spekii, family Bovidae
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    • We got very close to a sitatunga, the most wonderful antelope in Africa I think.
    • Two bushbuck babies - a male and a female - were born a week after Christmas, followed by the birth of a female sitatunga and a female mountain reedbuck.


late 19th century: from Kiswahili.

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