Share this entry

Share this page

nyala

Line breaks: nyala
Pronunciation: /ˈnjɑːlə
 
/

Definition of nyala in English:

noun (plural same)

A southern African antelope, which has a conspicuous crest on the neck and back and lyre-shaped horns.
  • Tragelaphus angasi, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • Other animal species to look out for include impala, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, nyala, kudu, bushbuck, warthog, cheetah, hyena, jackal and giraffe.
  • There are three easy-to-see, endemic, large mammals: the mountain nyala, Ethiopian wolf and gelada baboon.
  • Nearby, groups of wildebeest, nyala antelope and zebra milled about their cages and enormous white rhinos rested on their sides in their long pens.

Origin

late 19th century: from Zulu.

Definition of nyala in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…