Definition of mithan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪθ(ə)n/

noun (plural same)

Another term for gayal.
Example sentences
  • Our data also indicate a close relation of the wild gaur and the domestic gayal or mithan (Bos or Bibos frontalis) and do not support alternative hypotheses on the origin of the gayal.
  • It sounds too fast to be another mithan, and too big to be squirrel or a monkey.
  • The skulls of the mithan are hung in front of the house in the Nam Thaing Village.


Mid 19th century: from Khasi (a Mon-Khmer language of NE India).

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