Definition of langur in English:


Line breaks: lan¦gur
Pronunciation: /ˈlaŋgə
, lanˈgʊə


  • A long-tailed arboreal Asian monkey with a characteristic loud call.
    • Presbytis and other genera, family Cercopithecidae: several species. Compare with leaf monkey
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    • Vietnam is host to several principal kinds of primates: gibbons (lesser apes), langurs and macaques (which are both monkeys), and lorises (which are prosimians).
    • Rare hoolock gibbons and capped langurs can be seen in the forests, and birds include giant hornbills and Bengal floricans.
    • Spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, chevrotian (mouse deer), wild pig, gaur, bonnet macaque and langur are the most preferred species.


early 19th century: via Hindi from Sanskrit lāṅgūla.

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