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anoa

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Pronunciation: /əˈnəʊə
 
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Definition of anoa in English:

noun (plural same or anoas)

A small deer-like water buffalo, native to Sulawesi.
  • Genus Bubalus, family Bovidae: two species
Example sentences
  • Along the banks we caught sight of both of the supposedly almost extinct species of dwarf buffalo, the highland and lowland anoa.
  • In cold and temperate climatic zones anoas need a stable where a temperature of 18°C should be maintained.
  • Lowland anoas spend most of their time in shady forests and they are most active in the morning and afternoon.

Origin

mid 19th century: a local word.

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