Definition of impala in English:


Line breaks: im¦pala
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɑːlə
, -ˈpalə/

noun (plural same)

  • A graceful antelope often seen in large herds in open woodland in southern and East Africa.
    • Aepyceros melampus, family Bovidae
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    • The 14 species of the game include giraffes, zebras, sables, kudus, elands, impalas, pukus, waterbucks, reedbucks, siatoongas, bushbucks, common buickers and graycebucks.
    • That's why numerous African animals - giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas and gazelles - were brought over from Kenya and plopped on Calauit, an island in the south formerly populated solely by aboriginal tribal people.
    • To get to class, students travel a path known as the Warthog Trot, a winding trail through the bush that's also used by giraffes, kudu, wildebeests, and impalas.


late 19th century: from Zulu impala.

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