Definition of hirola in English:

hirola

Line breaks: hi¦rola
Pronunciation: /hɪˈrəʊlə
 
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noun

A rare yellowish-brown antelope native to Kenya and Somalia.
  • Damaliscus hunteri, family Bovidae. Alternative name: Hunter’s hartebeest
More example sentences
  • Female hirola with young form groups of between 5-40, often including a single territorial male.
  • Current emphasis, led by EAWLS, is to work to preserve the hirola antelope in its home range.
  • The surviving hirola are threatened by drought, poaching and habitat loss.

Origin

late 19th century: from Oromo.

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