Definition of vanga in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈvaŋgə/

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(also vanga shrike)


  • A shrike-like songbird found in Madagascar.
    • Family Vangidae: several genera and species


mid 19th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Latin, literally 'mattock' (because of the shape of the bill).

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