Definition of angwantibo in English:


Line breaks: an¦gwan|tibo
Pronunciation: /əŋˈɡwɒntɪbəʊ

noun (plural angwantibos)

A small rare nocturnal primate of west central Africa, related to the potto.
  • Arctocebus calabarensis, family Lorisidae
More example sentences
  • COA officials said that the angwantibo - a kind of loris originating in West African forest - has won the hearts of local people because of its tiny size of less than 30 cm.
  • The angwantibo ranges in Cameroon and Nigeria, between the Niger and Sanaga Rivers.
  • The lorises and related mainland African species (pottos, angwantibos, and galagos) are members of the Infraorder Lorisiformes.


mid 19th century: from Efik.

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