Definition of anoa in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈnəʊə

noun (plural same or anoas)

  • A small deer-like water buffalo, native to Sulawesi.
    • Genus Bubalus, family Bovidae: two species
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    • 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.


mid 19th century: a local word.

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